This is where I started; with a picture I saw on Pinterest. A simple smock apron of linen. A catalog item no longer available.
This is what I figured out on my own the first go around.
But I really wanted an apron more like the one I had found on Pinterest. So I made it again in linen.
Recently I got a comment, a question really, about the apron. While researching I came across this.
Someone else also wanted this apron and their version has shorter straps and a wider apron than mine. Umm, let’s try it their way. I cut out some more linen using their measurements. I assumed the measurements were for the finished straps and body so I added seam allowance and cut the strap pieces wide enough so they could be sewn into tubes and turned out. Here’s what I got.
Closer to the apron I wanted. I was able to cut this out of one yard of 57″ wide linen; a lighter weight than my second apron. The pockets are smaller than I would like but that was all the fabric I had to work with.
I now think that the seam allowance is included in the diagram since I have so much overlap in the back and so much length. What the seam allowance would be, I don’t know. In the photo it appears narrow at the hem and sides, about 1/2″, and extra wide across the top edge, 5″ or so.
Sewing your own version of this apron is easy. A few straight seams and your done. For the “how to” please read the original posts Easy to Make, Back Cross Strap Apron and Easy to Make Linen Apron but cut to the measurements in the picture above. (You can google “cm to inches” for a handy converter if you don’t have a centimeter tape measure or ruler).
I’m tempted to sew it again cutting the pieces with out adding seam allowance and finishing the edges like the original picture but, really, three aprons are enough for me.