Saturday, October 3, 2009

Toile Provence Smock Apron

If you have a really good memory, you may recall the story of the upside down toile apron from last Christmas. That project was tucked away to be finished in the summertime, and I made another provence apron to give as a Christmas gift.

So here is the completed apron in all its upside fabric glory. I put red bias binding around the edges - not sure if I love it. But the style of the apron is wonderful. (Note: the directions for the binding are a bit confusing. But the designer of the apron visited here and offered to send unedited directions! See the comments to get her contact info.)

My favorite part is the criss-crossed straps in the back.

The pattern comes from A Is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu. This book has the cutest apron ideas! And here are the directions on how I used the Block Poster website to enlarge a scan of the pattern from the book.


Melissa said...

is it really an apron or a summery blouse?

Clever Karen said...

Yes, it is an apron. No back - would be a little "breezy" to wear as a blouse!

Alison Gibbs said...

I love the red binding on the toile, it looks fabulous

Rima said...

This is just adorable. Love the red in it.

YayaOrchid said...

It looks so pretty Karen! The red binding really makes the fabric pop. Your green one inspired me to make one. I ♥ the green one you made too.

However, when I made mine, I had a bear of a time sewing the binding along the front chest area. The ruffled section made it thick for the thin 1/4" binding. Yours looks perfect!

Clever Karen said...

Thanks all. Yaya, I found the binding a little tricky to do - not sure I would do it again. It looks fine without it, too, I think!

rstroh said...

the aprons look great!

fyi - the instructions in the book are really confusing. if anyone needs the original unedited instructions for any of my aprons in the book, just contact me.

Joan Hand Stroh
A is for Apron

Clever Karen said...

Thanks, Joan! And thanks so much for offering some clearer instructions! I will a note into the post to let people know.


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