Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Be Totally Centered!

Along with recently launching Six Corners Apron, we also designed and published Totally Centered Apron. Inspired by a desire to have a hidden pocket, we spent a bit of time designing a panel centered down the front of a typical Four Corners style apron with an area where a single pocket could be accessed by either hand. I did love figuring out how to create this one. Though you have to follow instructions carefully, the pattern turned out relatively simple. 

These first two versions shown here are Bonnie and Camille fabrics! Totally Center is fully lined with double-folded waist ties and neck strap -- totally quality made.

Notice the the pocket area can be accessed by either hand. 

Sew if you are wondering what the eleven Four Corners aprons are, here's the order:
Four Corners (the original)
Kid's Four Corners (for kids 18 months to 8 years)
Delicious Four Corners (uses jelly rolls)
His Apron (for guys)
There by Three (a blocked apron front)
Not Just for Christmas ( a Christmas version with sliding waist/neck ties)
Boho Four Corners (a bohemian version with a scooped neckline)
Cookies n' Cream (with scalloped edges)

Six Corners (a six corner version)
Santa Four Corners (a Santa version)
Totally Centered (a centered panel down the front with a hidden pocket).

Thanks everyone for following the Four Corners journey!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Re-inventing the Apron!

Vanilla House has re-invented the apron with our newest pattern launch of Six Corners Apron. With it's curious design, you make it with two right angled panels overlapping each other creating a split-angled bottom edge. The two panels mirror each other in every way except using coordinating fabrics. 

Not only is it trendy with it's split-angled bottom edge, it is very stylish and flattering with it's A-line shape.

So count the corners:

It is a great project for two fabulous pieces of fabric.

Here's the terminology of the apron:

Learn how to 'bird wing' corners, a technique that is very important on pointed corners like corners 1, 2, 5, and 6. 
Designer’s Tip: "Whenever you are turning a two-layer arrangement right side out, you need to clip the corners before turning to reduce bulky corners. You can clip straight across but I like another version called ‘bird winging’ the corners. Note the enlargement -- “Do you see the bird wing shape?” Be careful to NOT clip the seam."

Own Six Corners Apron pattern by sewing and learning and loving the art of apron making today!