Linen apron dress project for Sewing World magazine

I wrote this project for Sewing World magazine, it was published earlier this year. I think I have become slightly obsessed with apron dresses. They are easy to wear and I always love utility styling. This one ties at the front underneath and then ties again at the back. I added graded pin-tucks for a little extra detail.

The great thing about a style like this is the fit it easy, so its not to stressful working out the sizing, there is also room for adjustment when its finished. I love working with linen, its a beautiful fabric with lovely characteristics.

I am currently working on another apron style that I will offer as a sewing class in a good size range and will include a child sizes too! Along with this I will soon be stocking a range of pure linen fabrics as well as linen/cotton blends. All of which would make great apron dresses, as well as a multitude of other great styles and projects.

 

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If you would like to make this but missed the magazine, back issues are available to buy from Sewing World magazine . As always I love to hear from you and see piccies if you have made this project. Of course I am also happy to help in one of my classes too!

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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