Recently I have become very interested in aprons, even bought a Cindy Taylor Oates book of vintage apron patterns.
Aren't they sweet? However, most of these require a lot of fabric around 2 yds & more- I think that's a lot of fabric for an apron!
But I am a messy sort of cook, I tend to end up with food splattered on my clothing & have a bad habit of wanting to wipe my hands on my clothes if I don't have a towel tucked into my waist. Wearing an apron therefore is a wise notion for me preferably a full length design!
Yesterday I sewed up this one that requires no pattern & took a total of 5/8 yd. of fabric, much more reasonable in my view.
Here is the basic lay out-I added a 4" wide strip WOF [width of fabric] of the coordinating fabric gathered onto the bottom. I ignored the full width pocket instructions-it wiukld have made the apron too short. I think it turned out very cute, I love these retro fabrics they sew up nicely for an effective combination in this quick & easy project. I'm wondering, should I add a pocket in the same fabric as the frill?
I plan to give it to my Secret Sister in my CO. quilting guild. Perhaps she is not as messy as I am!