When I saw this fabric, it just screamed ‘you need to make chevrons!’ So I did.
The hardest part of making the chevrons was figuring out how to make the chevrons. Because I couldn’t find any lined paper, I grabbed a sheet of blank paper, and quickly drew some lines on it, then cut it at an angle to see if rotating it would give me chevrons. And I’m really grateful I did, because here’s the answer: if you just cut all of your strips parallel, when you rotate them, the stripes will still be the same way, and won’t give you chevrons.
So, I tried again, this time folding the paper in half before cutting my strips.
This way, it actually worked, and I ended up with fancy chevrons!
I was using an apron I received for Christmas as my pattern, so I measured the widest point. I divided the width by 6 to get the width of my chevrons.
So, I did the same thing to my fabric: folded it in half, marked lines evenly, and cut along them.
Then, taking alternating top and bottom pieces, I sewed them together to get my chevron patterned fabric. I then ironed all the seams open, so the fabric sat flat.
The edges do end up a little uneven though.
I placed my apron-pattern on, and lining up the edges with the edge of a chevron seam, cut out one from the chevron fabric, and one from the polka-dot backing fabric.
I made straps out of the polka dot backing fabric, and sewed them in place. I sewed a hand pleated ruffle of polka dots on the bottom edge.
I added the straps and the double d-ring to create an adjustable neck strap.
Then, I sewed the backing and front together, clipped the curves, turned the apron right sides out, and top stitched around the edges.
Lastly, I added a pocket, using more of the chevron fabric. I decided to continue the line of the chevrons, so that the pocket chevrons actually go in the opposite direction to the chevrons on the main apron.
And a final photo of the apron:
I’m very happy with how this one turned out.