Janet Clare - Artisan Apron (New Version)

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Product Description

(This is for a paper, hardcopy format of the pattern, which will be mailed to you.  It is not for a .pdf download.)  

Janet Clare's Artisan Apron

This is the new version of Artisan Apron, with 3 new larger sizes, fabric cutting diagrams and some new photos! The pattern sheet included is graded with seven sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

When Janet had two small (ish) boys and worked from home in a little studio just off the kitchen, most days she found herself getting distracted by all the chores and housework and not really getting much work done. After much thinking, she realised that if she had a work uniform she would feel and look like she was at work. So she designed and made her Artisan Apron and it is so lovely and pale and clean and embroidered and special that she doesn't clean the house or brush the dog instead of working because she doesn't want to spoil her pinny! 

As time has gone on, she has added embroidered sayings and motto's such as 'she believed she could and so she did' and badges and bits of lace and buttons and now when she puts on her apron in the morning she feels creative and inspired and ready for work. And when she takes it off, she feels 'off duty' and that is a simply marvellous feeling for a full time Mummy who happens to work at home.

Janet's Artisan Apron is inspired by a vintage pinny and has curved seams, pockets and a cross-over back. The curved and cross-over shape of the back pieces allow the apron to expand and flare out to allow for a wider variety of sizes to wear it. It is comfortable to wear and not that tricky to make either.

The pattern includes:

  • A full size paper pattern printed on A0 paper. Seven apron sizes are marked: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL and 4XL. Just cut out your desired size - an approximate sizing guide is also shown on the pictures attached to this listing for your reference. She is modelling the small size in the photographs.
  • A full colour A4 leaflet with detailed instructions and photos with lots of ideas to inspire you to embellish and decorate your apron.

The pattern is suitable for linen and cotton fabrics.

Janet used a linen to make the main body as it drapes so beautifully, and a contrasting cotton/linen blend lining.