The Camisole Apron is an embellished version of an apron my grandmother wore nearly every day for most of her life. It is beautiful and incredibly practical—especially for those of us that need full-coverage protection in the kitchen. This DIY kit—created from our Camisole Dress pattern from Alabama Studio Style—is available for a limited time as part of our DIY Gift Guide. The apron is fitted for a woman’s body and features a large, two-sided pocket across the front. It comes with our faded fabric as a backing layer and our Black Variegated embroidery floss; choose your outer layer and thread colors.
Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, needles
Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, or Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: All three of these books contain the basic sewing and embroidery techniques we used to complete the design.
Complete your backstitched reverse appliqué embellishment, using embroidery floss, before beginning construction of your apron. Refer to pages 95-97 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design for instructions and photographs for backstitch reverse. Add the pocket and construct the apron following instructions for our Camisole Dress pattern from Alabama Studio Style and using Button Craft thread. Bind apron all the way around and add ties.
OUR DESIGN CHOICES
Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight organic cotton jersey
Fabric color for outer layer – Black
Fabric color for inner layer – Faded
Embroidery floss – Black Variegated
Button Craft thread – Black #2, used for construction and binding stitch
Textile paint color – Slate
Stencil – Small Polka Dot
Knots – Inside
Seams – Inside felled
Binding stitch – Cretan