Simplicity 8232 - 1940s Apron + Sew Along Video!

by - 2/04/2018

Simplicity 8232 - 1940s Apron + Sew Along Video!

For February's Stitch by Stitch video, I wanted to create something with a touch of novelty about it. I don't often venture into kitsch sewing and novelty printed fabrics, or if I do, I save it for pjs. But with Valentine's Day in the air, this Simplicity 8232 1940s vintage apron with a big heart detail seemed very appropriate.

Here's a peek at the pattern:

I couldn't resist sewing option A of this pattern for my Valentine's themed make. I thought if I was going to try my hand at a kitsch make, I might as well go all out with hearts, ruffles and ... doughnuts.

See this sweet and simple apron come together in my video below...

Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity - 8232 Apron Sew Along

You can see in my sew along video above just how fast this apron is to make, along with how happy it made me to wear! But there is a little something to watch out for with this pattern and I think there may be a miss print. All is explained in my full review in the video. Otherwise this pattern is a super simple and fast make.

I held a little vote over on my Instagram Stories when I was in the early stages of this pattern to see if people thought I should use an equally kitsch printed fabric or use plain colours or colour block. Novelty printed fabric was an overwhelming winner and I hope my bright and cheery doughnut fabric didn't let you down!

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Simplicity Pattern 8232 1940's Vintage Aprons

Fabric: Donuts Rose and Hubble Cotton Fabric

Notions: None.

Sewing time: Less than a couple of hours.

4 ruffle pattern pieces cut instead of 3.

Fit: Great.

Difficulty: Easy.

Watch out for: Cutting an extra ruffle piece and tidy binding.

Make Again?: I think this is a great pattern to sew as a gift.

Overall, the 8232 1940s apron pattern is a simple and quick make. Whilst I don't think I'll be sewing with a novelty print again any time soon, this apron has really brightened up these gloomy winter days and has me dreamy of Spring. I think this pattern would be great to make for gifts and will be sure to put a smile on someones face!


I'm really excited to be continuing to work with Simplicity UK to create a brand new selection of videos. This time around I've chosen a wide range of sewing pattern styles so hopefully there'll be something for everyone in this upcoming series.

Watch all my Simplicity Stitch by Stitch videos in my playlist HERE.

Thanks for reading, pinups!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Simplicity.

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  1. I love your apron and I'try to make one too!Thank you so much!