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Free Pattern:: Krista Apron

I promised you another free pattern, and I’m excited to share it with you on free pattern Friday! The Krista apron is fun and flirty with an elastic ruched top, cute little side pocket and ruffled bottom. Perfect for the feminine chef!

Custom Order: Krista Apron

Click here to download the Krista Apron Pattern in 8.5 x 11 pdf format. I share this pattern with you guys to make for yourselves, as gifts but I do so under one condition. Please upload a photo of any completed aprons in this flickr group so I can see what y’all are making!

Also this should go without being said but I’ll say it anyways: please do not sell items made from this free pattern and do not claim it as your own design!

The Krista Apron

I got around to some sewing lately and finally got to work on a gift for a good friend of mine’s graduation. She graduated in May. Oops. What can I say? Life got a little busy!

It was determined that she wanted a cute apron based on one that we saw on the anthropologie website.

Anthropologie Apron

Cute, right?

Always up for a challenge, I decided I would try to recreate it without a pattern. I tried a couple new techniques, most notably, shirring with elastic thread. Pretty dang cool effect for very little effort!

Overall I’m happy with how it turned out. I need to learn some more about working with fabric after it’s been shirred. . . or really, I should have made the top of the apron a different shape before it was shirred. And maybe made the straps a bit thinner. Next time around. . . I’m thinking about making this apron a tutorial, anyone interested? I’ll work out the kinks if I make it again as a tutorial. 🙂

Dad's New Robe (and Christmas Stuff)

So one of my final Christmas gifts that I completed was this robe for my Dad. I used the free McCall’s Pattern M4244 that I got awhile back and some Texas A&M style fleece for the fabric. Now, the robe patterns doesn’t list fleece as one of the options for fabric so there were certain modifications I had to make. For one, you can’t iron fleece, it melts. I ended up pinning and basting when the pattern called for me to iron a sem or iron something flat. It worked out pretty well. I was very happy with how it turned out – I thought it was a masculine robe and it went very smoothly for my first time working with a standard pattern (not a Sew Everything Workshop or Amy Butler pattern). As you can see, he was pretty stoked about the robe:

And here’s my mom and my dad modeling their homemade gifts (remember the apron and the oven mitt posts from way back when?):

And Malachi even got in on the Christmas action – he got a kitty pirate ship:

‘Aaaargh’, he says:

There are a bunch more photos of our Christmas fun on Flickr. 🙂 Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas as well!

Sewing My First Apron . . .

So, I tried to get some sewing done this week while Jason was away and I was sick. Sadly, my sewing machine decided to break right as I was about to finish the matching pot holders to this apron (PS, Austin friends, where do you take your sewing machine to get fixed?):

I have to say, this may have been the easiest thing I’ve sewn, ever. I made it for my mom for Christmas (I’m pretty sure my mom doesn’t read this, but if you do, sorry Mom, for ruining the surprise).

Several thoughts about the pattern:

  • It was one size fits all, which I don’t think was appropriate.
  • The apron wraps around my WHOLE body, which isn’t necessary,
  • There really isn’t much of a waist line (which may have been different if it hadn’t wrapped my whole body).
  • It also did this funny pooch thing at the top that I tried to rectify by adding a box pleat (?) which I think added a little bit of femininity to an otherwise utilitarian, masculine apron.

I have to say, it is SUPER functional, maybe not quite as cute as I had imagined from the pictures in Sew Everything Workshop. The fabric is from IKEA. I’m bummed that this will be the last thing I post on sewing for awhile until I get my silly sewing machine fixed. And I had so many projects in the works! I guess I could cut out the fabric for a bunch of the patterns . . . *sigh*