|Oh, look! I am stirring a bowl of mime food!|
The fabric deserves its own close-up:
When I saw the colorful 50s-style illustrations, it had to be mine. It's too perfect. The polka-dots fit with the cute housewifey feel of my main fabric - I'm really happy with the way they worked together for the finished product.
*As a side note, I think apron-making has become so popular because of the proliferation of quilting fabric. It's hard to go to JoAnn's and find a nice wool or silk for a dress, but cute quilt fabric is available in abundance. Oh, small towns. I both love and hate you at the same time.
I ended up using the "Twirl, Girl!" pattern from the A is for Apron book (available at the Logan Library!). It's a super easy pattern - there's only two pattern pieces that are cut out five times. The pieces are sewn together to form one section and the five sections are sewn together, forming a swingy gored apron front. After that, you just add the waistband and ties and you're done! The whole project took about an hour and a half - such an easy pattern with such an adorable result!
I can't wait to wear it while making Christmas treats!