After looking at all the apron prettiness, I had found myself lying in bed at night thinking about trying to make one of my own. Yesterday afternoon I whipped together this one as a first try:(You'll have to excuse my cruddy photos. It's rained here for three straight days and there is absolutely no sunlight, which does nothing for my already poorly lit house. So I had to take these outside, in the rain, while trying to keep the dogs from jumping on me. I'm sure my neighbors on the other side of that fence think that I have completely lost my mind.)
Like I said, I made this in one afternoon so it isn't as detailed as some of the ones I've been admiring. It's just vintage fabric, lined with a natural colored cotton blend, a blue and white seersucker tie: and a ric rac border on the bottom:After I finished this apron, I realized two things:One being that I forgot to add pockets. I suppose I could always add a pocket or two, but because I already lined it, the pocket stitching would show on the other side and that would bug me. And to remove the lining, I'd have to disassemble the whole thing, which I'm so not motivated to do. Fortunately, I don't think pockets are absolutely necessary. The second thing I realized is that, um, I never wear aprons. So this was a pretty pointless sewing project. Although, possibly I should start wearing them. My clothes might last longer plus this particular apron covered up all the holes in my tee shirt, which was kinda nice. I may try to make another one. One that is shorter and more utilitarian with a lot of pockets. Similar to the ones worn at The Home Depot, but more feminine and not bright orange. As for this one, it will probably end up going to Dawn in the next care package. She can add her own damn pockets if she so chooses. See, a gift and a task all in one! How kind of me.