Makower cotton reels vintage style apron by Lizzy

I’ve been wanting to make an apron too keep on the tailors dummy that hubby got me for Xmas……well since Xmas! It stands in the dining/sewing area of the front room so deserves something gorgeous to wear

I found the most perfect fabric on eBay, Makower “cotton reels”

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I’d looked at lots of sewing patterns, I particularly wanted a vintage or reproduction vintage look version…this Butterick (B5474) pattern for the bill.

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After lots of fabric cutting & a fair few ruffles made…

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…a bit more ruffle making (gathering by hand rather than with the machine as seems more reliable)…

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All done, great therapy on a rainy Sunday when I’m full of cold.

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Look at the cute double pocket…

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I love the cross over front…

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…the bows really cu

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No more naked dummy!

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About Craft Hill Fabric Artisans

Hi, we are a mother and daughter tea drinking, tattoo wearing duo of crafters. Every Wednesday evening we get together and make beautiful things for friends, family and sometimes ourselves. Helped along the way by sometime models & general pests Izzy the Border Terrier & Archie the Patterdale terrier (spot them in our pic's) We are both living in beautiful Devon but grew up in Norfolk. We call ourselves Fabric Artisans & this has come down through five generations of seamstresses, needle women & crafters of all things fabric.
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11 Responses to Makower cotton reels vintage style apron by Lizzy

  1. Lovely apron. Looks great on the dummy

  2. craftysorcha says:

    Lovely apron! Looks like a lovely addition to your living room!

  3. dawnmariew19 says:

    I love it! What adorable fabric and so perfect for the sewing dummy! 🙂

  4. suzejennings says:

    I love it! I want to make one 🙂

  5. Seriously, that double pocket is amazing! I love it! I will have to find a project to incorporate this into.

  6. Love the fabric 🙂

  7. 4allseasons2000 says:

    Ooooh! I really like the ruffles on the pocket tops…makes it easy to find the pocket without looking!

  8. Very elegant apron. Great fabric choice and very neatly made ruffles.

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