Tutorial

As promised here is the tutorial on the lattice bodice aprons (A little late I know…).

Steps 1: Cut out 28 1 in. by 14 in strips

Step 2: Arrange them vertically and horizontally as you see fit, and then weave them and pin the ends

Step 3: Cut a 30 degree angle on the top corners so the apron lies flat

Step 4: Sew up all of the sides and cut a lining to fit

Step 5: Sew the lining to the bodice leaving a half inch at the top

Step 6: Turn inside out, fold over the raw edge at the top, and press

Step 7: Cut four strips that are 2 1/2 inches wide by whatever length you need to tie around your neck and waist.  I normally cut shorter strips for the neck than the waist.  Fold them in half WS together, but a 45 degree on one end, and sew them together. Turn them inside out and press.

Step 8: Slip the shorter band for the neck ties into the top of the bodice and top stitch along the open egde to secure them. Your bodice is now finished!

On to the skirt…

Step 9: Cut a band for the waist band that is 4 inches wide by whatever length you need to fit a couple of inches less than halfway around your waist.  I normally cut it about 14 inches.  Fold it in half and fold over any raw edges and press.

Step 10: Cut a skirt.  I normally cut a rectangle that is 18 inches by 30 inches.  I either gather or pleat the skirt (depending on my mood) to fit the waistband.  Slip the skirt in the waistband along with the straps to tie around the waist, and topstich to secure them.

I forgot to take pictures of me making the skirt, so this will have to suffice for how I put the skirt together.

Step 11:  Center the bodice on the skirt’s waistband and topstitch along the top of the waistband. Now go cook something!

If you do decide to make it, I would love to see pictures of your creations! If  you have any questions, comment or email me!

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