Black Cocktail Apron
- Black satin taffeta, 2 yds.
- Wrights White Bias Tape: extra-wide double fold, 2 pkgs.; single fold, 1 pkg.
- Black satin ribbon, 1-1/2"-wide, 4 yds.
scissors, straight pins, ruler, white copy paper or cardstock, black marker, white chalk
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Iron and pressing board
- 1. Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout. Print and cut out patterns.
- 1. Print out patterns.
- 2. Fold fabric with right sides facing. Pin apron and flounce patterns on fold of fabric; cut out.
- 3. With right sides facing, trace pocket pattern onto fabric using white chalk; cut on traced line creating two pockets.
- 4. With right sides together, pin flounce to apron; sew together. Remove pins.
- 5. Press seam down towards bottom of flounce.
- 6. Press single fold bias tape in half for 1/4"-wide strip. Pin strip onto front of apron covering seam of apron/flounce. Sew in place.
- 7. Pin extra-wide bias tape around entire apron, sandwiching raw edges between.
- 8. With right sides together, sew pockets together leaving 1-1/2” opening at top for turning. Trim seam allowance and turn right side out. Press pocket.
- 9. Turning extra-wide bias tape ends under, sew tape across top of pocket, sandwiching top edge between.
- 10. Pin pocket onto apron as shown or where desired. Sew in place 1/8" from side and bottom edges.
- 11. Cut two 21" and two 32" lengths of ribbon. Fold ends of each length under 1/2"; fold under 1/2" again. Sew ends.
- 12. For neck tie, pin one end of each 21" length to wrong side of apron bib ends; sew in place. In same way, pin 32" lengths to wrong side of each apron side for waist tie.
- 1. Print patterns onto cardstock for better ease when tracing patterns and cutting fabric.
by Rebekah Meier