Wonder Woman Retro Apron



I saw a set of superhero aprons on Pinterest and was so excited to try them, only to find that the post didn’t lead anywhere, even to a photo credit! But thank you to someone out there for inspiring me to figure out my own design, which—since I decided on Wonder Woman + ruffles—I’m calling “Wonder Woman Retro.”Β  Here are some links and tips if you’d like to make your own!

  • I got the white-star-on-blue-background fabric here at the Hancock Fabrics web site. (I used remnants for the red and yellow.) It washed beautifully and came out wrinkle-free.
  • I found the Wonder Woman logo here on Google Images. Go to print preview, click landscape, resize to 175%, and print. I traced around the pattern on the yellow fabric, cut it out leaving a 1/2 inch edge, and pinned it to the apron bib. Then I embroidered through all the layers in red, trimmed close to the outer border, and zig-zagged the edge.
  • I used the Ruffle Aprons Tutorial at the Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts web site for the rest of the apron except that IΒ  (1) made the neck straps the old-fashioned way from two folded/stitched/turned lengths of fabric, (2) shortened the bib ruffle so it won’t cover the logo, (3) used the bib ruffle as the top seam and tucked the neck straps in before stitching instead of sewing everything on separately,Β  (4) stitched the skirt, top skirt ruffle, and bib together at the same time, (5) added one more ruffle on the skirt, and (6) top-stitched all the ruffles down and tucked in the side ties before topstitching the top skirt ruffle. However, I’m sure it would turn out just as cute if you stick with the original directions . . . I’m just not very good at that. πŸ™‚

Happy sewing! β™₯

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    • Thank you, Kerri! And I found the dress form on Ebay for less than half the price of one at the fabric stores here. I’ve wanted one ever since I saw one as a little girl, so it’s my new prized possession!!! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Heather! You should give it a try!!! I love all the other ruffly aprons on that Jo-Ann tutorial photo, too. It would be fun to shop for all the coordinating fabrics . . . or a super-fun way to use up pretty remnants! πŸ™‚

  1. Apron is cute, cute, cute. And, I loved your sewing directions and how many places you went to find what you were looking for. Sign of a true craftsperson – never give up until you get what you want.

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  3. That is some heroically brilliant creativity! All that’s missing is a pair of silver cuff bracelets for deflecting flying enemy cake batter! Fabulous! ;O)

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