Little Girls Apron
Girl Apron size 7-10 (size 4-6)
3 different materials MC=Main Color, AC=Accent Color and TC=Trim color
Trim - Optional for top ruffle, you can use lace, eyelet, etc. measure 11.25 (9.75)
Top Ruffle - AC cut 2 1.75x11.75 (1 x 10)
Apron Top - MC cut 2 9 x 12.5 (7.5 x 11.5)
Waste band - AC cut 2 55 x 3 (2.5 x 54)
Apron Bottom - MC cut 2 25 x 11(9 x 20)
Apron Trim - Optional Piping 5in (same)
Apron Pocket - AC Cut 2 5 x 4.5 (same)
Ruffle - TC cut 2 62 x 3 (2.5 x 62)
Ruffle Trim - optional rick rack 62 in (same)
Ribbon - for neck strap. You can measure the desired length for you girl. I did mine at 17in You can also you extra TC fabric and make your own.
STEP 1: Cut all pieces above.
STEP 2: Round edges on Pocket, Apron Top, Apron Bottom and Waste Band as follows.
(3.75) from the fold, this is the top, mark and curve down to edge as in picture above, then cut.
Round edges of waste band.
STEP 3: Piecing. Sew any pieces together to form desired measurement. I had to sew together my ruffle and waste band pieces to get the desired length.
STEP 4: Pocket. Place piping with raw edges toward the top of the pocket sandwiched between pocket pieces, right side together.
Sew around pocket leaving about a 2 in opening on the side. Make sure to sew as close to the piping as you can. You may need to use a zipper or pipping foot to do that.
STEP 5: Ruffle & Rick rack. Sandwich rick rack between both ruffle pieces right side together. Stitch along the edge making sure you are stitching down the middle of the rick rack.
STEP 6: Ruffle top. Sandwich the ruffle/lace in between the ruffle fabric right sides together. Like we did in the pocket. In the this step you want to make sure the edge of the ruffle is 1/4in away from the edge of the fabric so when you turn in out the ruffle is loose and pretty.
STEP 7: Bottom ruffle. We'll go back to the bottom ruffle we made in step 5 and gather the raw edge just like we did with the top ruffle. You'll need to gather it to fit along the apron bottom. Sorry about no pictures of this step. I started talking with a neighbor. The hazards of having your sewing area in the garage you get a lot of folks stop by with the "Whatcha Doing" and there you go and forget to take pictures.
STEP 8: Sew on pocket. Place the pocket on the Apron Bottom position where you want and then stitch around all 3 sides leaving the top open. I used a zig zag stitch with black you'll never see it and if I don't stitch to straight you can't tell either. (still talking with my neighbor and working at this point, sorry again no pic)
STEP 9: Gather raw edges of MC fabric. When you have the length you desire. I gathered mine to 18 in. Then pin one piece of your waste band right sides together, matching centers of both the apron bottom and waste band. Sew from ruffle edge to ruffle edge. Press up when you are done.
STEP 10: Finishing waste band. With the other waste band piece pinned at center front.
When you are done it should look like this. Do this again for the other side. Then clip around the rounded edge and snip the corner too. Turn it right side out and press.
You are done. Enjoy! I haven't gotten a change to take a completed picture on Faith yet. When I do I'll post it.