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Aprons for Lil Girls

July 28, 2008

Size 4 and size 6 aprons based on this Vogart Pattern. Modifications included lining the bib, lengthening the skirt, making the skirt more full, took tucks in the sides to allow room for growth and added bias tape tabs to hide the tuck as well as to add color and style.

The size 2 made in pinafore/sundress style using a 1970’s Stretch and Sew pattern.

  1. EXCEPTIONAL Stitchery! Very, very nicely done… I just love old apron patterns – especially the ones for little girls. I would love to see a close-up of the tuck you did – and how you covered it up so cleverly.

  2. Hi April, Thanks so very much. The aprons went out to 3 little girls hundreds of miles away from me, so do not have them to get close ups. The tuck was just an inch of waistband pinched inward, and a line hand sewn at the waistband, next pushed the tuck out as an inverted box pleat to even out the fullness and hand stitched each edge to the inside waistband. The tab is a piece of quilt binding tape, with ends tucked in – elastic in the center and button holes on each end. That way it will stretch to the full waistband length when the tuck is let out. HTH –

    Thanks mom2fur, appreciate your taking time to comment.

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