- Sizes 2-14
- Extremely forgiving and adaptable fit.
- Easy to sew. Jennie says that this is a fantastic pattern to use as a mother-daughter project to teach sewing!
- Yardage Chart available online.
- Also available for instant download as an ePattern in PDF format.
- Choosing material
- Getting started: Tips for Success
- Taking correct measurements
- Creating master pattern pieces
- Cutting out the apron
- Contrasting binding vs. making your own binding
- Assembling your apron, step-by-step.
You will need to purchase fabric, thread, and double fold bias tape, although instructions are given and you are encouraged to make your own bias tape. I did!Bonus videos are included at the end of the class for more involved steps, such as binding the pockets and there is also a question and answer session to answer common questions at the end of the class. This is only my second time sewing from a pattern and first time using an ePattern. And while it is deemed a beginners pattern, it is helpful to have some knowledge of sewing terms and techniques, such as how to gather, how to baste, what a seam allowance is and what selvage means. But, still a very simple pattern compared to the first time I sewed by myself with a pattern. Here I am washing my material. While I waited for it to wash and dry, I printed and assembled the pattern.
My set up.
According to Jennie,
"The great thing about a downloadable class is that you can go through it over and over again until you’re confident – no time constraints or deadlines!"
I loved this and did go over it several times, pausing when needed. You can see in the above picture how I set up my sewing area so that I could watch the eClass while I worked. I listened in iTunes and kept the pause button handy as I worked through several steps. In the picture, I am lining up the pockets. I also kept the printed instructions handy. I also ironed after each step as advised and am so glad to have learned that tip!And here is my daughter in her Girl's Edwardian Apron. I made a size 4, but sizes are generous and modest and I should have made a 2 or 3. She will wear this one for a couple years!
Isn't she adorable in it?!I was also pleased to review the Ladies Edwardian Apron pattern. The Ladies Edwardian Apron Pattern was inspired by a beautiful circa 1910-1912 pattern in Jennie's own collection. She traced the original pieces, adding more sizes and back ties for a nicer fit.
- Sizes include 8-18
- Extremely forgiving and adaptable fit!
- Princess lines makes sewing easy! This is a “beginner” pattern.
- Online photo instructions available!
- Yardage Chart also available online.
- Also available for instant download as an ePattern in PDF format!
And so you know, Jennie Chancey is also the founder of Ladies Against Feminism and co-wrote the book Passionate Housewives Desperate for God: Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker! To see other crew member's reviews of the Girl's Edwardian Apron, click here. Disclosure: I received the apron patterns for free as a member of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. No further compensation was received. I purchased the Simple Gathered Shift and am offering this review as a courtesy. Reviews and opinions expressed are my own.