From Beth: Toni has a great way with color and pattern. Her designs often feature some of our favorite fabric collections! Learn more about Toni and find links to her blog and shops in her introduction, then be sure to enjoy her pattern review below.
Sunday Dinner Apron from Vanilla House Designs
This halter-top apron is totally modern with it’s varied fabric options and figure fitting style. The pocket embellishment completes its trendy theme. (from pattern back)


Sunday Dinner Apron by Toni, Toni Hamel Designs

Fabric Recommendations
Any quilting cotton would do for this design. I wouldn’t recommend working with anything too heavy.
From pattern back: Based on 42″ minimum wide fabric washed.
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Overall Design 4 stars
I think the design is adorable, but changes would have to be made for larger bustlines. The pocket cut outs are super cute as well but could be a little deeper of a pocket.


Pocket detail.


Written Instructions 4 stars
The written instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

Diagrams / Images 4 stars
Since there is an “A” version and a “B” version of the pattern, I think it would be helpful to the beginner seamstress if there was a fabric layout diagram that shows which pieces to cut from which fabrics to get to the desired “A” or “B” design.

Pattern Pieces 5 stars
The pattern pieces are easy to cut and understand.

Overall Level of Difficulty Beginner to Intermediate
The overall level of difficulty is beginner to intermediate. Fairly easy to assemble but for some beginners they may get confused with the pocket cut outs and lining. (Very creative idea!)


Bustline detail.

Modifications + Tips
I would most likely modify the bodice slightly to adjust the pattern for larger bustlines as well as fit it a little more along the sides to prevent puckering.

I really love the design of this apron and can see myself recreating this for myself and friends/family after a few modifications of course…

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