A corduroy work apron

Corduroy

I bought a small piece of lovely plush golden corduroy – Tansy loved the colour!

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stitch

I made a bodice lining out of a scrap of linen and laid it on the corduroy, stitched all the way around the back opening and neck, and then up each side seam and around the arm hole. No stitching at the waist!

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snip

Then I cut out the corduroy and snipped the corners off and into the curves of the seam allowances.

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Turned

After turning the whole thing right side out…

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Slip stitch

I slip stitched the side seams together…

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Skirt and topstitching

…and then added the gathered skirt (a little narrower than usual to account for the bulkier corduroy), and because I wasn’t fond of the puffy edges, I did a line of topstitching around the whole bodice…

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button and loop

…and added a pretty button and loop fastening!

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Barn

Tansy loves it! Pretty and practical, she has been wearing it in the barn…

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Woodshed

…and out to the woodshed…

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kitchen

…and in the kitchen!

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I wasn’t thrilled with the fabric overall – it was so pretty, but horribly slippery and annoying to work with at this scale!

 

 

11 thoughts on “A corduroy work apron

  1. This apron is indeed another of your wonderful creations. Despite the fact that the material was hard to work with it turned out so nattily. Thanks once again for such an endearing and creative, pretty and wonderfully photographed narrative.

    • Thanks very much – we were particularly pleased with ourselves in deciding to sew the side seams along with the armhole seam…I think that will be our new favourite way of sewing pinafore aprons!

  2. Yikes, you were very brave to begin this task, whether or not she liked it. I love corduroy, and a lovely soft color. You did an admirable job. She loves it too.

  3. I can guess, sewing with corduroy is not easy and even you make miniature, double times not easy. But you did, this is beautiful. And compositions and their photographs are beautiful too. Thank you dear Hitty Lady, Love, nia

  4. love the apron….never thought it would be possible to dress Hitty in corduroy… you have created a wonderful pinafore. Love the color. She looks so cozy and quite practical!

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