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Vintage Style Apron Pattern Instruction Guide

Note: These instructions are for the printable PDF pattern available in my Etsy shop.

This cute vintage inspired apron is just the thing to make you a master of the kitchen! It has a full and flouncy circle skirt with a ruffled hem (perfect for twirling!), a sweetheart neckline, and adjustable halter straps and waist ties.

Let’s get sewing!


There is one size included. The waist ties should fit a natural waist measurement of 26″ to 56″.

For waists larger than 56″, cut two WAISTBAND pieces and sew them together before assembling.


Easy – This pattern would make a great starter project for a beginner. (More experienced seamstresses should find it fairly simple.)

Tools and Materials

  • sewing machine capable of sewing a straight stitch
  • printer
  • standard sewing tools: thread, fabric scissors, pins, marking tool, steam iron
  • 1 yard of woven fabric for the bodice and skirt
    width: 44″ wide or wider
    suitable fabrics: broadcloth, quilting cotton, calico, canvas, poplin
  • 1 yard of contrasting woven fabric for the waistband, waist ties, halter straps, and top trim
    width: 44″ or wider
    suitable fabrics: broadcloth, quilting cotton, calico, canvas, poplin
  • 2.75 yards of finished ruffle trim (fabric or lace) -or- 2.75 yards double-fold bias tape -or- 2/3 yard of contrasting woven fabric if you want to make your own ruffle trim for finishing the skirt hem
  • optional: 2.75 yards of ric-rac trim for skirt
  • optional: pockets
  • optional: mini apron for layered look



Don’t miss the free add-ons for this pattern!

Download the Vintage Style Pocket Pattern for free!

Download the Mini Apron Pattern for free!

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