Apron Class

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Earlier this month I signed up for an apron class at Bolt. I was thinking it would accomplish two things 1) be my first opportunity to learn to read a pattern and 2) produce a holiday gift at the same time. Bolt has other classes I’d like to try eventually, but they all happen to be waitlisted (which makes me wonder why the apron class is not very popular). What I really need is the Zipper clinic, although thanks to Nicolette, who sent me this tutorial link, I think my next attempt will go a bit smoother.

Sally, the instructor for the apron class, recently emailed the two pattern options and the supply list. Ironically, I was standing right behind Sally during the Amy Karol book signing, although I didn’t know it at the time.

Anyway, the apron pattern choices are:

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Flirty Skirty or French Flea Market Apron

Neither are quite what I had in mind, but I think I’m going to go with the Flirty Skirty. Its full-size seems more useful and it looks like it comes with a version for a half apron. I’m not too into ruffles, except maybe for a little girl’s apron, and I can’t say I’m into ric-rac either. But the experience is really what I’m looking for.

Aprons sites like these are really getting me inspired:

Tie One On, Olive Juice & Co, Hostess Blog mentioning Anthropologie’s Holiday Aprons, and of course, these aprons from Martha

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4 thoughts on “Apron Class

  1. You can do ric rac with a really modern fabric and it’ll be adorable. Or just dive into the whole kitschy retro vibe. Alternatively, if you’re truly allergic to ric rac you can substitute bias tape and it’ll look great.

  2. Aprons can be lots of fun to sew! 🙂

  3. Hey I love these aprons. Make me one?

  4. I just wrote on my blog about wanting to follow a pattern this year and put in a zipper! I opened my apron pattern, had a mild panic attak, took a few measurments and did my own thing! Turned out o.k except it was too big. Have you seen the heavenly Hostess aprons at
    http://heavenlyhostess.com/our_products.html? That is what I am aiming for!

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