Sew a Pocket Apron: Simplicity 2272 Review

11 Jan
I love the fun look of View C.

I love the fun look of View C.

While I have been cleaning and organizing my sewing room, I ran across a box of fabric with some fun winter prints.  I love snowflakes, snowmen, and aprons so I thought I would combine all three into a lovely project!  I found Simplicity 2272 in my stash and knew at once I was going to try my hand at view C.  It was very simple.

The one major mistake I made was getting confused about whether the contrast would be on the outside or the inside (it is on the outside).  I ended up switching the fabrics from where I wanted them to be but it still turned out nice I think.  Piece 7 is the Inside of the Apron and Piece 8 is actually the overlay contrast piece.

I only made one change to this pattern.  I skipped the outside rick rack for step four because I ran out!  I never just run out to the store when I run out of something I just make do.  ;)  Instead of trimming seams I serged them.  I also serged the top of the waistband in step 7 and then folded it down 1.5″.  I did not slip stitch the waistband in step 13.  (I dislike slip-stitching by hand.)

Now I'm already to whip up some homemade hot chocolate and a plate of cookies after sledding!

Now I’m already to whip up some homemade hot chocolate and a plate of cookies after sledding!

My only complaint about this project was the sizing of the apron.  I made a size Large (18-20) but in my opinion this size would be more like a (12-14).  If you are looking for a nice plus size pattern I would recommend McCall 5720.  It has been my go-to pattern for years.

Overall this was a great pattern that was a cinch to whip up.  It would be great for a last-minute housewarming or bridal shower gift.

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