One of my best friends has a February birthday and she had asked me months ago about making her a cobbler's apron because she doesn't like the kind that loop over your neck. I had a hard time finding any cut cobbler apron patterns, but after searching through various apron patterns on Etsy, I finally came across the "Busy Bias Apron Pattern".
I liked it because it was reversible and just slipped over the head, no neck ties, but still looked nice and girlie. I thought it might fit the bill, so I ordered it.
The pattern is an actually tissue paper pattern which has pros and cons as a cat owner. Pro is that you don't have to tape together 25 pages like a PDF, con is cats love tissue paper and I had to finally lock the little fur babies out of my sewing room because they kept laying on the pattern and trying to attack it whenever I smoothed or moved it.
Lori loves green, and I had some Amy Butler fabric that has been in my stash for years which I thought would be perfect. I did have to buy the green lining fabric, but it wasn't very pricey. I think the finished results turned out pretty cute!
I actually think I may like the solid green side even better though. (Don't mind the wrinkles.)
So let's break the pattern down shall we:
- Pattern comes with child through adult sizes
- No interfacing or zippers
- Goes together very quickly
- Clear directions
- It's cut on the bias so it takes quite a bit of fabric. (But without cutting it that way, it wouldn't lay so nice so.)
- Since it is a tissue paper pattern, you have to trace it if you plan on making it in different sizes.
- Tissue paper is perhaps a little too cat friendly. (But if you don't have cats you don't have to worry about this.)