Project Name: Modern Vintage Designs Master Chef Apron - Downloadable Pattern
Size: Adult sizes small to extra large. Designed to fit men with a chest size ranging from 34 to 56 inches (86 to 142 cm).
Sewists: Alicia and Janis
The Modern Vintage Designs Master Chef Apron quickly became a favorite of the Pink Chalk Fabrics team. Simple construction makes for a versatile apron that looks equally fabulous on men and women and is a snap to make. Cut out the main fabric, attach a pocket, and sew the bias tape trim around the edges. Great for a beginner, this easy-to-follow pattern can be completed in an hour. Perfect for gift giving!
Alicia created aprons for her husband and mother. Janis made a barbeque apron for her husband and a festive Ghastlies holiday version for herself.
Alicia made the large size for her husband and shortened it. Adjusting the length is very easy to do with this pattern–just tape the bottom pattern pieces up higher on the pattern.
The pattern also guarantees that husbands wearing the apron will cook dinner with a smile 5 nights a week (just kidding – wouldn’t that be a great design element!)
A three inch strip of coordinating fabric was added to trim the top, bottom and pocket. The fabric is attached to the apron, folded over and top stitched in place. Janis altered the bottom of the pattern with a straight edge and fashioned a smaller pocket to fit the last of her trim fabric.
Janis made the pocket per the pattern for her husband’s apron. He suggested a big pocket across the apron front would be nice. A great reason to make another!
Good coverage is important to Alicia’s mom. It’s hard to avoid splatters in her tiny kitchen. For extra protection Alicia used a yellow laminated cotton, mom’s favorite color. Alicia cut the large size pattern and shortened the apron considerably for her mom’s petite figure.
The pocket is cut from the laminate, a curve added to the bottom, and binding tape sewn around the raw edges. Alicia fussy cut the pocket matching the fabric pattern perfectly!
After reading Kathy’s blog post Laminated Cotton Sewing Tips, Alicia used tape to attach the paper pattern to the fabric during the cutout phase. This worked great!