There has been such a craze lately for hot little retro apron numbers. There was even a scene in SATC2 (if you don't know what that stands for, you aren't missing anything) where Charlotte is making cupcakes with her girls in a cute apron. So here is my cute apron. I decided to use decor weight fabric (so it really will stand up to real cooking). I had a stacked book print from Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room that was just waiting to be something special (oh how I love books).
I borrowed the pattern idea from a free handout in JoAnn's. Like always with first tries (especially when I go patternless), I got a few things wrong during construction. The seam through the middle of the bust, while accomplishing my desire to cut the book stack down into a shorter pile, is not very attractive. I also figured out a few things that would make the flow of the straps more consistent up the sides of the bodice and around the neck. I like that I could custom fit the neck strap to myself so that it only requires a clip and not an adjustable set of D rings with a strap tail hanging down.
This was pretty easy and fun. I suppose I'll make a few more, but how many aprons does one mom need? Anybody out there want an apron? :)