Easy Retro Apron

Bold, vibrant prints are perfect for this retro apron.
Easy Retro Apron


bright patterns

  • 3/4 yard blue large print (apron, ties)
  • 1/2 yard multicolor large dot (waistband, ruffle)
  • 5 yards medium wide blue rickrack
  • Lightweight, nonfusible interfacing

Finished Apron
Width at waistband: 25 inches
Length: 23 inches

Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Unless otherwise specified, measurements include a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics for Apron

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order.

From blue large print, cut:

  • 1 of Apron Pattern
  • 2 -- 3-1/2-x-30-inch strips (ties)

From multicolor large dot, cut:

  • 2 of Waistband Pattern
  • 1 -- 6-1/2-x-42-inch strip (ruffle)
  • 1 -- 6-1/2-x-10-inch strip (ruffle)

From interfacing, cut:

  • 1 of Waistband Pattern

Download the Pattern

The large apron pattern will print on 6 sheets of paper. Cut out the pattern and place in the order appearing in the small diagram on the printout.

Continued on page 2:  Assemble the Apron