I found the pattern for the Emmeline Apron several years ago at a local fabric store. It was definitely more than I’ve ever paid for a pattern before, but I definitely think it was worth it. I’ve made the apron at least 6 times now, and I still enjoy making it, because the Emmeline Apron is just so pretty! It almost seems a shame to cook with it on!
If you are interested in buying the pattern, you can find it from Sew Liberated who made it, and it’s a little bit cheaper, but you will have to pay shipping. The cost is about $3 more on Amazon, but you can get free 2-day shipping (if you have Amazon Mom or Amazon Prime
, or if your order totals $35).
This pattern comes with great directions that even a beginner can figure out. In fact, this is one of the first patterns I ever used, and I learned a lot from it. After making this pattern a few times, I have made a couple of changes. Most of the changes are just little things, like leaving one side of the bodice open for turning, instead of leaving an opening at the bottom of the skirt: this is a huge time saver, since the side of the bodice gets covered in bias tape, whereas the bottom of the skirt opening would need to be hand-stitched shut.
The only big change I’ve made is this: Instead of making tons of bias tape for the neck straps, I make approximately 3 feet of bias tape and do a button neck closure instead of 2 straps. Personally, I hate neck straps that tie, since I tend to tie my hair into them, or I leave them tied all the time and just slip the apron over my head anyway.
This apron would make wonderful Christmas presents, or a housewarming gift. I adore the Emmeline Apron pattern, and I can’t wait to keep making more aprons!
Do you have any patterns that you love to make multiple times? If so, how do you deal with the multitude of pinholes?
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