Anthropologie Aprons

While making my traditional English-ish Christmas dinner (which turned out great, by the way), it occurred to me that I need an apron. Because I entertain a lot, I often end up cooking for people while wearing, say, a cashmere sweater or a nice dress. But I want a cool apron, something interesting and fun that I will want to wear.

The next day, I ended up in Anthropologie and was enamored by their apron selections. They cost about $30. I particularly liked this one:

savvyhousekeeping anthropologie apron

And this one:

savvyhousekeeping anthropologie apron

But $30… You know, how hard can that be to make? I took a look around and came up with free apron patterns, such as:

* one made from napkins
* a frilly 1950s apron
* a baker’s apron from Martha Stewart
* a quilted one for children and small adults that could be adjusted
* and 52 other free apron patterns online.

None of these are quite right, but aprons seem like something that could be adjusted pretty easily. Maybe I will make one.

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4 thoughts on “Anthropologie Aprons”

  1. If you don’t feel comfortable making your own pattern, watch for the pattern sales at Joanne Fabrics. Sign up for their sales flyer and you will receive coupons and notices about upcoming sales. Simplicity, Butterick and McCalls frequently go on sale for 99 cents and Vogue usually down to $3.99 per pattern.

  2. I was curious if you had found a pattern that was close to the anthropologie apron.
    I was looking into the same one that you have listed first (red floral)..
    Would like to make one instead of buying it from the store.. Any info would be great.

  3. Megyn, I did not find a pattern online that I liked, so I took a look at how they are shaped and I made my own. I cut a pattern out of wrapping paper, taped it up, and tried the paper one on, adjusting it until it looked the way I wanted. Then I cut it out of fabric and sewed it up. You can read about it here:
    Hope that helps!


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