how to sew… a retro apron part2: cutting, pockets and darts

Heyhey,

here are the next steps for the apron. The first part about the pattern can be found here.

I am making my apron out of 2 different check-fabrics, in the same colors, but one has wider lines than the other.

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on the wider check, I placed the center front the top back part, the pockets, and the front facing

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the pockets and the top back part I needed to cut twice

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on the smaller check, I pinned the skirt parts and the straps

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which I had to cut twice

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now I cut all pattern pieces and cut a few mm into the seam allowance at the markings (vogue patterns have seam allowance included, at least in Germany, but I guess it’s that way everywhere)

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now I pinned the pockets together but left an opening

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and sewed them together but left the opening open

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cut the seam allowance at the corners and curves

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and turned the right side out

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ironed them into the intended shape

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and placed them on my front skirt parts

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by sewing them onto the skirt part I also closed the opening I used to turn

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now I pinned my darts and sewed them from the bigger end to the small end. This way I can secure the seam at the beginning with some stitches back and forth and at the small end I can knot the yarn.

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because the darts are pretty big and the seam allowance in the pattern did not fit with ironing it down I ironed it in the middle.

Next week I will show you the next steps for this project. Do you have any questions about this apron so far? Do not hesitate to ask!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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