Doesn’t matter if they come from the Target Discount Chain or London’s fabulous Harrods Department Store, most full aprons make me look like I’m wearing a sack–
My secret weapon–a scooped neck from Grandma’s time and darts, those little wedge shaped tucks that make blouses and pants hug around curves.
Color (and pattern) blocking was another improvement. Lucky me– a friend passed on a box of wonderful cotton print samples which I “aged” using bleach.
Finally, I added more character and age with an appliqued and quilted canvas pocket. (Aprons must have pockets.) On some, I used an words and images from an old printed flour sack. On others a cup, or a folk art chicken. And the pockets are double stitched down. Can’t have them coming loose.
What have you altered recently? I welcome your flattering fitting tips.
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