McCall's 6051 Apron: So I finished the apron made with the strangely behaving fabric. It turned out better than could have been expected given the strangeness of the fabric. Most of it didn't wrinkle as badly as the front pocket did.
Ironing wrinkles this fabric: The piece on the left has been ironed. The piece on the right has not. I got this jacquard-type stuff from fabric.com for $.98/yard last March. I'm not sure of the content. As I was going through my stash looking for something appropriate and officially stash (6 months or older) to make an apron out of, I thought this would work. Got it all cut out. Then as I ironed down the top of the front pocket.. I noticed that as I ironed it, it was actually creating new wrinkles. I guess the main fabric is made of something that shrinks (cotton? rayon?) and the woven-in sections are poly, so the shrinkage is creating wrinkles.. maybe. But look how dramatic that is! It's actually creating defined lines!
It's the stripes: Well, since even if its made out of fabric that wrinkles when ironed, an apron will still keep stuff off my front when I'm cooking, I figured I'd go keep going with the apron out of the cheap mystery jacquard. As you can see, it's definitely the stripes that are doing the shrinking and not the main fabric! These are the straps. I can't really complain about the curvature here, since the straps are meant to extend up from the apron and curve around to tie behind the neck.. I'll just have to make sure they go the right way.