Phew! Almost didn’t make this deadline. Ennui set in and I just couldn’t get up a head of steam this month. But several hours before midnight here in my neck of the world, and my project’s completed. Here’s an overview!
Backtracking a bit. I’ve been looking for my quintessential apron pattern for some time, having none in my pattern stash. Unless you count the dim, distant memory of using a yard of 36” wide cotton that was my first sewing project in school home economics class a bazillion years ago. Ugh. Talk about uninteresting projects.
Then my friend Samantha reminded me of the word “pinny.” Oh! As in pinafore? I vaguely remembered the term, but realized, after looking it up, that it accurately described my idea of a great apron: something without sleeves or ties around the waist, and some fabric around the back, in case of spatters!
Back to September… With too much to choose from in this month’s category, our uncooperative weather left me totally undecided. A dress? A blouse? If I couldn’t wear it, I’d be disappointed. Long or short sleeves & hemline? Couldn’t decide until last week, when I stumbled upon some free patterns on a U.S. fabric site. One, from a man on staff, was a pattern for an apron his grandmother had made and he contributed it in her memory. Hmm. Might just do…..
A few revisions, a weekend, and 2 contrasting cottons from the stash later, here’s the result: a reversible, pockets on both sides, over-the-head pinny with a side-tied bow.
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