Pastry Queen

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I wish I was born with a skill which would then define a career path for me, I still dont know what Im born to do. Yet I somehow ended up in loss prevention. My good friend pastry queen Miss L was born to well bake. She is that person that brings some scrumptious dish to a gathering & everyone fights over the last crumbs. I have licked many a tasty dish of hers clean & Im not ashamed to admit it. I was so excited that she is following her dream & starting Tafe to carve out a career in all things pastry delights. YUM!

So I thought I would make her a lil something…

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I found this kitsh tulip fabric which I thought would be cute to make a retro inspired 1950’s apron similar to the one in the top photo on Miss Tartufo gelati van.

Things needed

  • Kitsh fabric
  • Lace to line edges (optional but you could do frills instead)
  • Thread
  • Overlocker & sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Tailors chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins

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1. As everyone’s body shape is different & if you want to make an apron similar to this I definately recommend measuring yourself before cutting out your apron. I cut out a rectangle of 81cms across to 49cms down. I then cut out the 2 bottom corners in a curve shape.

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2. Overlock all edges. As I wanted the bottom edges lined with lace I pinned & sewed the lace on. (With my measurements I used 172cms of lace to line the outside of the apron).

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3. I cut out the waistband measuring 154cms across & 12cms down. I pinned & sewed a lace strip down the middle of the waistband roughly 5cms in.

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4. Fold the waistband in halve with the 2 non-patterned sides together. Sew a line to secure it at the base.

5.As I had gatherings at the top of my apron, I sewed a straight line (but on a large stitch length & width length) so that I could tighten the top of the apron until I had the desired ruffled effect. Sew over it to secure the stitching.

6. With the 2 patterned sides together, sew them together. I recommend marking the centre of the top of the apron to the centre of the apron to keep them even.

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(This is what it looks like so far…)

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7. Pin the sides of the waistband up & sew along the entire waistband. Tuck the 2 edges of the waistband tie in & sew them. (Sidenote: Im sure there is an easier way to do a classier waistband but this is my novice attempt at one).

And tada…

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A kitshy apron for pastry queen Miss L plus a matching pot holder

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I bought a WAM floral pot holder & appliqued a tulip onto it. Im actually quite pleased at the way the 2 contrasting floral prints offset eachother I hope Miss L is too:)

Happy sewing

Miss G

xx

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About figsandtwigs

Hi Im Grace (Miss G). Proud mama to a beautiful boy Kobe. This is my corner where I share a mish mash of motherhood, fashion, craft, travel & all the random thoughts swirling in my head. Thanks for stopping by. Email love letters & queries to gracefigsandtwigs@hotmail.com Miss G xx
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