Size: 90cm (body length)
Why not get into a cheerful mood in this stylish bib apron in a season filled with many home parties? The featured premium double gauze fabric has a nice and soft texture that fits your body line. The secret to the silky feel of this blended fabric is a material called Rexcell. “With no need to iron and the right fit to your body, this fabric is perfect for an apron!”, the creator Anriko raves. By adding a gusset on the side, she came up with an easy-to-sew process with only straight stitches. Let’s try this project!
Design & Work:Anriko
Fabric shown for this sample:P38300-301 (E)
□ Fabric (body): 115cm wide×1m
(Gusset, Pocket (calico)): 30cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 10cm×10cm
□ Twilled tape: 2cm wide x 205cm
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This double gauze is slightly different from the conventional one. With a blend of Rexcell (new fabric by Fujibo, using natural fiber of the eucalyptus tree, like Tencel), the texture is soft and fluffy like a gauze, yet it is beautiful with a silky look that fits perfectly to your body.
When I make an apron, I always select a fabric that feels natural to your body without an ironing. This fabric may be upscale for an apron, yet it perfectly fits my profile.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To take advantage of the texture with Rexcell, I added the drape around the chest. The back is not widely open, so you can cover your hips, a nice feature when you put it on in a setting where there are people around you.
KF: What are some tips for making this apron?
If you use a pattern, you can just use a simple straight stitch from the chest to the bottom skirt with a curved line. For this project, I created a process without a pattern, making it easy for cutting. I added the gusset to strengthen the areas where tensioned. If you find it too much trouble, then you can substitute with a curve.
KF: How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
It can be worn like a wraparound skirt, so it is not for people who need to put it on and take it off frequently. It is a high quality, visually attractive, stylish apron and great to wear in a work setting or at a home party.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!