This apron pattern was inspired by a vintage 1950's apron with bias tape wrapped edges, a tiny pocket, and a single layer of fabric. The apron was a style commonly worn by ladies serving food in church basements. This pattern updates the style and adds modern, common sense details like double or single pockets sewn at a slant so it's easy to get your hands inside and a neck yoke that can be adjusted for individual fit. The apron is reversible so one yard of fabric is required for each side. Decorate the apron front or pockets with machine embroidery, sew a Velcro® closure for an opening in the neck yoke to avoid ruining your hairdo, or mix and match fabrics so that all sections of the apron feature different prints. There's lots of possibilities for this pattern! Make one for yourself and for gifts too.
By Mary Mulari