Friday, July 18, 2008

New Aprons and Pattern Review

I have been busy sewing aprons for 2 bridal showers and apron swap. I used Mary Mulari's Church Lady Apron Pattern. Let me tell you, I have Mary's Favorite Reversible Apron pattern and it is a great starter apron pattern. It is simple to follow and produces a quality apron every time. So, I was eager to try this pattern out. Here are some of my thoughts about this apron pattern.

Positive Thoughts

  • The pattern cost me $6.00, which is reasonable.

  • It is reversible. It is like 2 aprons in one!

  • The pattern has lots of suggestions for personalization and how to make each apron a bit unique.

  • I like that it has a spot to write down who you have made the apron for and the date.

  • It comes with nice sturdy pattern paper.

  • The waist ties are wide and easy to turn.

  • easy to shop for, you just need a yard of 2 complimentary fabrics

  • It is an overall easy pattern to follow, and the directions are quite clear.

Buyer Beware

  • If you want 2 double pockets on each side of your apron, then you should buy extra material.
  • I did have troubles getting the tops of my pockets to point when I folder them under. The directions didn't really address this small little point. (The pockets did turn out cute though; I am sorry you cannot see them better in this picture.)

  • Overall, I'd recommend this apron pattern. I would definitely buy more of Mary Mulari's patterns.

    Editor's note: I will post my Halloween Apron Swap apron after I am sure that my partner has received it.

    Also, there is a great giveaway over at Debbie's blog. You should check out all of the cool sewing tools. Also, Lisa has posted a cool tutorial for making a neat cover on a tape measure. Don't you just love blogging??? I know I do. Thanks, gals for your gifties and projects!


    StitchinByTheLake said...

    That's a great pattern - I hadn't thought about making one reversible but I think I could do it with the pattern I have. I got my swap partner's apron in the mail today - can't wait to see if she likes it. Of course she will :) but I can't wait for her to get it. Blessings, marlene

    Thimbleanna said...

    Wow! That looks like a great pattern. I love to make aprons and I don't think I have a reversible -- I'll have to keep an eye out for tha one!

    Cheryl said...

    Love the apron and all your great feedback on the pattern.

    Mary Anne said...

    VERY pretty aprons!! those brides to be are gonna LOVE them!!! And.... thank you for the well thought out info on the pattern directions, price, etc ... VERY helpful!

    Irma's Rose Cottage said...

    Hi Kris! Just received my apron and it is just beautiful. Love the print and the kitchen towel to match.
    Thanks again for such a beautiful apron. Love the pattern you used and for the info you gave about it.

    I must apologize as I am mailing your apron out to you tomorrow.
    Enjoyed being swap partners.

    Irma :)