Stitch Lab Pattern Friday – Modern Vintage Designs Master Chef Apron

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!

Bon Appetit!

26 Responses to Stitch Lab Pattern Friday – Modern Vintage Designs Master Chef Apron
  1. Melissa
    December 2, 2011 | 5:01 am

    I love the Ghastlies apron – so cute!

  2. Alison
    December 2, 2011 | 5:44 am

    Omg. Going for a lie down. Already in shock at seeing a man with an apron on but then to realise he was actually cooking in a domestic situation. Well. It’s all been too much for me. I didn’t know the species was capable of that. Note to self: speak to husband.

    • Beth T.
      December 3, 2011 | 1:01 am

      Alison, you made my day.

  3. Suzanne
    December 2, 2011 | 6:13 am

    Really like the cut of the pattern and the coverage it gives.

  4. Kathie L
    December 2, 2011 | 6:44 am

    I love aprons, and this looks like a nice and easy one. I love all the looks that you show with different fabrics. Kathie L in Allentown

  5. Andra
    December 2, 2011 | 6:44 am

    This looks like something I could make thanks!

  6. Melanie
    December 2, 2011 | 7:37 am

    Each of the aprons look terrific, being able to customize them for the individual is such a great feature. Happy December to everyone at Pink Chalk!

  7. elsa
    December 2, 2011 | 8:59 am

    Really like the use of bias tape around the edges. All the aprons look great.

  8. krystina
    December 2, 2011 | 9:33 am

    These are great! I love a good, functional apron!

  9. Dennis
    December 2, 2011 | 9:43 am

    I love those aprons. I love making aprons they are so much fun to see people wearing them when I visit. Thank you for the ideas. Enter me for Tuesday giveaway.

  10. Lorrie
    December 2, 2011 | 11:01 am

    I’m not a real fan of the Ghastlies fabric. But I love that apron!

  11. Sallie
    December 2, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Great aprons!

  12. Dee Darrell-Fick
    December 2, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Perfect timing!! I am always at a loss when considering sewing something for my 39 year old Son…this speaks to me! Grilling is what he does to let my DIL, rest and wait for their first baby, due in April! Being the neatnik that he is….This is perfect! Gonna get started, NOW!!

  13. Rose Marie
    December 2, 2011 | 11:58 am

    I love the possibilities that are possible from this pattern.

  14. Margaret
    December 2, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    Great aprons! Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric :)

  15. Valerie
    December 2, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Great aprons! I love how they all look so different just by using different fabrics!

  16. carol broughton
    December 2, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Oh, I love those fabrics!! Lots of great ideas going through my head, so many projects, so little time!

  17. Ramona
    December 2, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Love all these fabrics. But the lobster one is my favorite! Can’t remember it’s name but reminds me of New England.

  18. Barb Colvin
    December 2, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    Great basic pattern! I love that it comes in sizes for the big guy. Of course, for the kitchen diva one could add a ruffle along the bottom :)

  19. Robin
    December 2, 2011 | 7:32 pm

    Great aprons! I love that this one can work for both men and ladies. Thanks for the great review and awesome samples… my creative juices are definitely flowin’! :)

  20. Ursula
    December 3, 2011 | 8:24 am

    I have a weakness for aprons. And this one is the perfect style for gift givng this season. Thank you.

  21. JoAnn
    December 3, 2011 | 8:36 am

    thank-you this will make great Christmas gifts for guys

  22. Sandy
    December 3, 2011 | 8:58 am

    Thanks, my husband actually does cook, he should be rewarded with his own apron!

  23. Paige
    December 3, 2011 | 9:07 am

    Laurie Wisbrun shared Stitch Lab with me last weekend when I got to meet her in Austin! What a great place and this pattern in The Ghastlies is fun. I shared my mini and adult apron pattern with them that you’re selling ;)!

  24. Jo Ann
    December 3, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    I love all the different looks from the one pattern. Great fabric choices each and every one.

  25. Heather N
    December 4, 2011 | 8:36 pm

    LOVE these!!! I totally have an apron obsession…..but have been nervous to make my own – this is the perfect jumping off point! TFS!