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.” 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 I (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, (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. 🙂
Happy sewing! ♥
That is so awesome!!
Thank you! I had SOOOO much fun making this!!! 🙂
Love this and love your energy and creativity! Keep it going.
What a sweet compliment! Thank you . . . and I will!!! 🙂
If you don’t already wear a cape, that apron is perfect for you Katherine. I can’t believe how much you get done. LOL
That made me smile! 🙂 This will be a Christmas gift, and I hope to crank out a few more now that I know what I’m doing! 🙂 Thank you, Boomdee! 🙂
O’ boy I just love this!
Thank you!!! It sure was fun to make! 🙂
You’re welcome! and it looks like you had a blast making it:)
I *LOVE* THIS!
Yay!!! I’m so glad you like it! 🙂
This is SO cute!! Fun to give away as gift 🙂
Thank you! And it WILL be fun to give away! I hope to make more very soon! 🙂
I’d say you’re the wonder-woman for making this amazing apron. I’m liking the red dress form, too.
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!!! 🙂
This made me giggle…I LOVE it! So perfect for you!! I just tried sending you an email, by the way, and it bounced back…but then I think I got it to go through. Let me know if you don’t get it! K
Thank you, Kelly! This will be a gift for someone special for Christmas . . . and I hope to make even more! 🙂 And I did get your email . . . thank you! Hugs, Katherine
I love this to pieces! I’ve been dying to make a couple!
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! 🙂
Unique, and creative. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar
Ha, you’re great! Nice explanation of pattern revamp too.
Thank you! I wasn’t sure whether to put all those pattern details in, since they’re probably not necessary, but it worked for me so I decided to share! 🙂
Definitely necessary if someone wanted to re-create your design. So appreciate your attention to detail.
Thank you! 🙂
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.
Thank you, Judy! We do love the thrill of the hunt, don’t we??? 🙂
I’ve been waiting for this, and you do not disappoint! Way sweet! And how kind of you to share your tips from this fun little number!
Awww . . . thank you, Laura! It was SO much fun to make! Now I want to go apron crazy! 🙂
So appropriate for the ‘Wonder Woman’ you are in creating and sharing such fun ideas! Love it!
What a sweet thing to say, Vickie!!! Thank you! 🙂
No way!!! Now that is awesome!! I read in a comment that you are keeping it for yourself!! Good for you!! I think you need to post a picture of yourself modeling it!
Actually, it’s a gift . . . but I may make one to keep someday, too, and then I’ll definitely model it for you! 🙂
Oh yes, you have to!!
Thank you, dear Danielle! xoxoxo
HaHa this is great. and like all good ideas it makes me think Hmmm…. what about? You are brilliant!
Thank you! And now I can’t wait to see what YOU come up with!!! 🙂
ps I am going to make a Sponge Bob one! Should give the kids the giggles!
Ooohh . . . love it! I can’t wait to see it!!! 🙂
This is AWESOME!!!!! Wonder Woman was always my favorite! I am definitely going to give it a try!!!
Yay!!! If anyone should wear a Wonder Woman apron, it’s you, Stacy!!! 🙂 Have fun, and I can’t wait to see your creation! 🙂
ROFL!!! Thank you!!! LOL
This is crazy! but I love it!!!!!!
Thank you, Josee! And yes, it is a little crazy!!! 🙂
i love the way you embroidered the front, very professional! you must make more…
That apron is FANTASTIC! I’m putting it in my sewing queue –thanks for sharing it!
You’re very welcome! I hope you get to make one!!! 🙂
This is so cool! 🙂 you should be wearing this Katherine 🙂
Awww . . . what a sweet thing to say! 🙂
That is really cute!
Thank you, Joy! 🙂
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Thank you, Maryanne! 🙂
Fabulous, but I think you now need to make matching boots to complete the outfit!!
Ha . . . I can just picture that!!! 🙂
I Love Love love this! It is so fantastic! I made myself a wonderwoman cape. I havnt sewed the stars on though lol. This is pure gold!
I can just see you in that cape! So now you need to make an apron to use around home when you’re not out saving the world! 🙂
this is so cute!!
Thank you, Sandy!!! 🙂
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)
Great idea! I’ll have to add those as a side gift for accessories! 🙂
hey girl 😉 I am back on wordpress plus at top is a link to my blogger blog
Yay! I’ll check it out! 🙂
great 🙂 Guess what? Jacob turn 16 today(6th) I can not believe how time has passed
Happy birthday, Jacob! 🙂
ooops I still had it private lol its public now lol
Visited! It’s really lovely! 🙂
YEA! I finally got moved back to wordpress.
I love this so much!
Thank you, Staci!!! 🙂
Oh, wow! I hope you wear this all the time.
Ha! No, but I have some daughters-in-law who need one! 🙂
Soo cute! I love wonder woman!
Me, too! This was really fun! 🙂
This is so great !!
Thank you, Liz! I’ve made a couple more just like it! 🙂
This is fabulous! I’m a superhero in my own mind, now I can be one in my own kitchen! :))
YAY!!! 🙂 And thank you for the lovely compliment! 🙂
I love your apron – I made a Wonderwoman cape about a month ago for my 40th! Thinks the apron is brill as I can make and wear it all time! X
I just checked it out . . . LOVE it! My daughters-in-law are pretty fond of these aprons . . . and they’re all Wonder Women to me! 🙂
A lovely and cute apron ~ Cheers!! 😀
Thank you! I made some for Christmas gifts and now I’m making more! 🙂
You’re welcome~ 😀
How nice to be able to create wonderful things from scratch…
Have fun making more and do have a nice day ahead!! Cheers!! 😀
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