So I have decided to become an Apronista.
It all started a year ago when I began to feel an overwhelming desire to make aprons. I don't know why; I have a cute apron, which serves me well and was a gift from my sister-in-law and therefore has special meaning to me. Also, I don't spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. I would like to, but other responsibilities preclude the kind of dedication to gastronomic endeavors I would like.
But I digress. Despite my overwhelming desire to make aprons, I did nothing, and other projects took the limelight. The urge was recently brought back to the surface in a pleasant type of regurgitation of old ideas. I rescued some fabric from my mother (I have adopted the "No Fabric Left Behind Act" which states that I must scavenge, gather and store any fabric that has been neglected or just needs a good home). The fabric I got from her inspired me to make an apron.
So, I chose two coordinating fabrics (one a pink and white stripe, the other a white with pink polka dots), thought for a week of what design would look best, and for the first time ever sewed something without a pattern (pillows excluded of course). With my friend Sarah's birthday coming up, I thought that she would be the perfect recipient of my first creation. I thought it turned out well considering I did not use a pattern and just guesstimated the dimensions. Sarah is just the type of glamorous woman to appreciate such a hyper-feminine apron.
So here's a close up of the ruffle.
And here are the back and front views.
So now, I'm off to make more aprons, because I still have fabric. And a girl can never have too many obsessions... or aprons.