Welcome back! I hope you liked the first half of the set – the Ice Cream Parlor dishtowel!
If you missed the tutorial, click here to check it out!
Today we’re going to do the Ruffled Apron.
I know there are other tutorials out there – but I wanted to give it a try myself. And I wanted it really ruffley!!
Which is not a word. Spell check says so.
Who cares about stinky ole’ Spell check. There should be a dictionary just for bloggers.
Ruffley [ruhf-uhl-ee] – adjective – meaning to be very ruffled and full of yummy fabric.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own!
• Fabric for underskirt of apron and ties
You’ll need a piece 11″ x 24″ and 4″ x 78″ (if you don’t piece together your waistband and apron ties)
• Fabric for 6 ruffles
4 1/2″ x 42″ each
That’s it for this one – not too bad huh? ;)
Start by cutting out all your pieces.
(This picture showes 5 fabrics for ruffles – I ended up using 6. So pretend there is an extra ruffle here, k?)
Hem the two short sides of your apron underskirt.
Hem the two shirt sides and the bottom of the 6 ruffle pieces.
(Sorry the white underskirt is hard to see in these. I really need to get a colored background in these cases.)
Sew gathering stitches along the top, raw edges of all of your ruffles. They should measure about 22″ when you pull up the threads.
Yes. We’re still pretending there are 6 ruffles in the picture.
Choose which will be your bottom ruffle and lay it along the bottom of your underskirt, raw edges and right sides together.
Sew onto your underskirt.
Press the ruffle down.
Measure 1 1/2″ up from the ruffle seam on the underskirt and mark across with a disappearing pen.
Pin the next ruffle along the line, right sides together so the raw edge is along the line.
Sew in place.
Continue pressing each ruffle in place and sewing the next above it, until you get to the last ruffle.
Line that up with the top, raw edge of the apron underskirt, with the wrong side of the ruffle to the right side of the skirt. Sew the ruffle down along the top.
Lay your waistband piece along your apron top with right sides together. Line up the center of your waistband tie with the center of the apron.
Sew in place with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Press the tie away from the apron skirt, with the seam pointing up.
Press the tie in half, then press the raw ends under (to the center) 1/2″.
Topstitch close to the edge along the two short sides of the tie and the bottom. This will close the tie and sew the waistband to the back of the apron.
And that’s it!! Super easy, super ruffley apron!!
I seriously love all these ruffles.
What do you think of the set? Do you love it too? :)