I’ve had this booklet for quite awhile, so decided to finally make an apron. A girl can never have too many aprons, and besides, they make nice gifts. The cuter the better, I say. I’m making the apron in the middle without the bottom ruffle, and here are the fabrics I’m using:
These are from the stash of decorator fabrics I got at that store closing sale. I thought that the dotted fabric would make cute bias trim for the flowered fabric, but in reality, the dots behave peculiarly when cut on the bias as seen on the pockets below.
There is only a 1/4″ seam allowance turnunder on the pockets so I double stitched them for strength. I also forgot to allow for the top turnunder on the pocket pattern, and I just sewed the bias binding on the top creating a very long pocket. I kind of like the length of the pocket (you could carry around a cooking spoon, they are so long) so I left them as is. I still have to apply all the rest of the bias binding and sew on the ties.
We have been busy working on the garden. The spouse built me a trellis for the pole beans since the one I had last year fell over. You can see his Rube Golbergian structure on the right below. It is made of plumbing pipe with a rectangle on top, 4 8′ legs, and a circle of concrete reinforcing wire inserted through the top of it. It should work.