Truly Unisex, as shown by our two models!
Finished Size: 32” x 14.25” + ties!
18” x 44” for the apron front and pockets (if you want the pocket to be one piece of fabric, or want to pattern match the two halves you will need more fabric).
4.5” x 36” x2 for the ties.
8.5” x 16” for pocket lining.
Cut a piece of fabric measuring 34” wide x 17” long. Fold in half, right sides together, so that the fold in on the left. Place the template (available on the blog) on the opposite side, mark the right hand, curved shape, and cut out.
Fold the left and right edges over ¼” iron, then fold again ¼”, iron and then sew a top seam one each side (the raw edges will all be hidden in the seam).
Fold the bottom edge over ¼” and iron the fabric, then fold over ½” and iron once more (the raw edges at the bottom are all now hidden). Sew a top seam.
Fold the top edge over 1” and iron, then fold over 1” more and iron again (the raw edges are all now hidden). Sew a seam along the bottom.
Pin your front pocket piece to the lining piece and check that you have a perfect rectangle. Sew around all the sides, leaving a 2” gap along the top (away from the middle seam and the corners). Turn out through the gap.
Make sure the corners are all pushed out and then iron flat. Fold the raw edges (at the turning out point) into the pocket so you end up with a neat line. Sew a top seam across the whole of the top of the pocket.
Position the pocket on the apron (there is no right or wrong place to put this, we just put it right in the middle). Pin into place and sew a seam around the left, bottom and right sides, and up the middle (following the seam line of the join between the two pocket pieces).
Take one of your 36” ties, fold in half lengthways (long edge down to long edge and right sides facing). Sew along the open long edge. One short end will be left as it is for turning out, the other end could be sewn straight down (for a boxed end) or, as we have, you could cut a diagonal and then sew. Repeat with the second tie.
Fold the raw end up as shown in the image below. Then insert about an inch into the edge of the apron (the top edge). Sew a seam over the end of waistband (where you have just placed the tie). Repeat on the other side of the apron.