Inspired to take a break and sew yesterday so I looked through my collection of quilting and sewing magazines for an inspiring pattern. I found an apron pattern in the "Simple Quilts" issue.
I bought some pretty Christmas fabrics with a robin egg blue theme a few months ago and have been saving most of it for a special project. I didn't know what it would be, but knew it would come to me...
I had enough to make the "for the cook" apron and cut out all the pieces.
I like projects like this because I always learn something new. This pattern has a gathered top around the neckline and four pleats at the waist, both were new to me. As I was evaluating my project, I noticed my straps didn't match up with the waist, but I think I know what I did. I've done it before with quilting projects. I don't pay close enough attention to my seam width so on some I sew a 1/4" seam and on others 3/8" and so on, and that's the effect I get :)
I finished up putting the neck ties on and the ruffle along the bottom. Even though the straps don't match up I love it and will probably wear it long past Christmas. I think I will make another one for spring and see if I can get those straps to match with the center waist. It's a fun pattern and I recommend it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!