Patterns for Three Apron Styles
1. Sew the short ends of the skirt ruffle together to make one long strip.
2. Turn one long edge and both short ends of the ruffle under 1/4 inch and press. Fold under another 1/4 inch, press again, and stitch in place.
3. Sew a double row of machine basting stitches along the ruffle’s unfinished long edge and gather to fit the skirt edge, starting 1/2 inch below the waist seamline.
4. RS together, sew the ruffle’s gathered edge to the skirt edge. Turn and press seam. Topstitch along the skirt edge so it lays flat. Trim the seam allowance with pinking shears.
5. Finish the waist tie edges in the same way as the ruffle with a double-fold hem.
6. Sew a narrow double-fold hem on each shoulder ruffles’ curved edge.
7. Gather the shoulder ruffle to 12 inches long.
8. Gather the skirt waist except between the notches.
9. Apply waist band and ties as described in steps 7 to 9 on “Skirt Apron” directions. But note: the heart apron ties are a single layer and hemmed not folded.
10. Turn under the long edges of both shoulder straps by 1/4 inch and press. Fold each strap in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press.
11. Insert a shoulder ruffle into the open side of each shoulder strap between the notches and with mirrored versions.
12. Apply interfacing to one heart shape. Place interfaced heart RS up and position the ruffled end of the shoulder straps RS down and place the straps on the bow of the heart to fit your body with the ruffles to the outside. Align the raw edges and pin with heads off the outer edge. Align the second heart RS down and stitch 1/2-inch from the edge from point A to B leaving the point open. Turn the heart RS out and press. Press under the open section’s edges by 1/2 inch.
13. Slip the skirt waistband into the heart’s open point, between the lining and interfaced fabric. The heart’s point meets the placement dot on the skirt. Topstitch around the open section and remainder of the heart, catching all layers.
14. Attach the shoulder straps to the waist ties either by sewing the unfinished end directly to each waist tie; or sewing a loop to each shoulder strap end and sliding the waist tie through it.
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