Fabric : Barefoot Roses and Darla by Tanya Whelan, Grand Revival Designs
I consider this simple because I did not make pockets and was able to finish this in an hour. The result is cute and it jazz up a bit the basic full apron pattern. Here's how I make my new ruffled apron :
1. Start with the basic pattern for the body. Use the measurement above and draft. I drafted mine directly on the fabric. Just fold the fabric, right side together and draw the shape using your ruler and fabric marker/chalk on the wrong side. Of course you can also draft it on paper first if you want.
Cut along the drawn line, 1 piece from main fabric. Then take the cut main fabric and pin it to lining fabric as a guide to cut the lining piece.
REMEMBER: This pattern is cut ON FOLD. This means the long side (25" here) lies on folded side of the fabric.
2. Next, cut the ruffle fabric. Cut 1 piece using the measurement above from contrasting fabric. No lining is needed for ruffle.
Now, cut the ties pieces :
Neck = 2 pieces Main Body fabric 2.5" x 20"
2 pieces Ruffle fabric 2.5 " x 20"
Waist = 2 pieces Main Body fabric 2.5" x 24"
2 pieces Ruffle fabric 2.5 " x 24"
3. Take the neck ties main and ruffle fabric, right side together. Stitch 1/4" on both long sides to create a long tube. Turn the tube right side out. Do the same with waist ties. You will have four tubes.
Press all four ties. Fold in short end of each ties and press.
4. Now, top stitch the ties using narrow 1/8" stitch, enclosing the raw edge of the short edge of each ties.