The other day I made Gnomey an apron. He loves it so much he even volunteers to work in the kitchen just so he can wear it. I admire a
Gnome who's man enough to wear a flowery apron!
I started with a length of solid lace long enough to fit around the gnome and a bit of overlap.
Then I glued a piece of fabric over the middle of the lace. This would be the bottom half of the apron. I scrunched the fabric along the top edge by pinching it with my fingers before the glue dried to add a bit of pleating.
Then the lace and fabric was glued over the top half of the apron. You can see these fabric pieces are just roughly cut out, no pattern. I just eyed up the gnome for size.
I cut 2 short lengths of solid lace to go over the shoulders. These were glued in place on the top of the apron then the other ends glued to the lace in the back. Once everything was glued together and the snaps sewn on I ran a very light bead of glue all around the edge of the apron to keep it from fraying and at the same time I added some dainty pieces of lace to finish off the bottom and the collar of the apron and a short length across the middle. That's it. I didn't feel the need to work from a pattern or sew anything together, I was too impatient for that and glue is so much faster! Fabric glue could also be used, you would just have to wait for the glue to dry before moving on to the next steps. Hot glue is faster but I had to be very careful and use a steady hand as once the glue touches the fabric that's it, there's no doing it again.
You wear that apron well Gnomey. I'm so glad you like it!