Apronalong – Butterick 4087 Retro Apron

Isn’t sewing fantastic? Even the simplest of projects can make you as proud as punch.

I absolutely adore my apron and it was such fun to sew too. Well done Karen for organising the Apronalong……. indeed, if she hadn’t, this poor little pattern would still be languishing in my stash and I would be apronless. I’ve had this pattern (Butterick 4087) for a good 10 years and amazingly this is the same fabric I bought back then with the pattern with the intention of making up a lovely retro apron. Well 10 years later, here it is and I think I did a much better job sewing it than I would have back then so maybe it was all for the best!

Let me gush over the details…….

Gold ric rac!

Beautiful on the inside too ……. gold polka dot ribbon; ties and waistband lined with sheeting in a warm cream colour (I interfaced the waistband too to give it a little extra support)

Seam finish on the lower section and bias tape finish a la Amanda

So, there we are. The cutest little apron for miles around.

By the way, I’m wearing my all time favourite dress – Vogue 1194 made up in viscose/lycra jersey. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a comfortable but stylish dress – I practically live in mine in winter (take a look at my review on Pattern Review) and plan on making up another one very very soon.

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14 Responses to “Apronalong – Butterick 4087 Retro Apron”


  1. 1 Valerie November 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Cute retro apron. I like the little cupcakes.

  2. 3 didyoumakethat November 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Ooh, ooh, ooh! I’m so pleased and proud – another rendition of this lovely apron. I really wasn’t sure if anyone would make a Butterick one. Am so pleased you have and the finish is SUPERB! Love the gold ric rac, too. Thank you, thank you.

  3. 5 Funnygrrl November 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous apron! Nice ricrac detail.

  4. 7 pennylibrarian November 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Very pretty details, loving the glamorous ric-rac.
    Pennyx

  5. 9 houseofpinheiro@facebook.com November 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    It’s beautiful

  6. 11 Debbie November 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Lovely apron. The fabric is so cute!

  7. 13 starryfishathome November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful apron, why can’t I think of gold ric rac?

  8. 14 Liz November 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Gorgeous!! I have never seen gold ric-rac – it really adds a fun element.


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