Here's my yellow and white apron for April's Tie One On
(Grass color slightly enhanced - we wish it looked that healthy! Flowers are real - though some would consider them to be weeds...)
(Reading Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen)
(Beautiful red door courtesy of our neighbors - I think I owe them some of Amy's recommended lemon bars now)
Detail of fabric and trim
(You sewing aficionados will probably recognize that the trim is on top of the binding. It lost too much detail putting it underneath, and it just made the whole process easier overall to put it on top)
The pattern is from Simplicity 8720, which contains a bunch of retro aprons. I tried to buy the original pattern for this design on Ebay, but there was an apron lover (perhaps one of you all?) bidding against me, and I cannot imagine what her max bid was, as we went well over $10 (if it was you, sorry for jacking the price up on ya - hope you enjoy the pattern!)
I'm not going to lie - it was not made with fabric I already had, as I'm sure many submissions will be this month. But, as mentioned, I did not made that commitment for April. I may for May, though...still deciding.
The fabric and trim were, however, the exact same as those purchased by a dear friend who is just starting to sew that I went fabric shopping with a few months ago. She purchased a few fabrics that day with the intent to use at least one (or all of them, she wasn't sure) for an apron. She has also expressed an interest in participating in TOO once she gets more comfortable using her machine.
When April's theme was announced, this fabric jumped to my mind. The bestest best friend would have probably told her friend about the theme (she knows about the website, but is not a very computer-oriented person), and encouraged her friend to try her hand at making her first apron with the golden poppy fabric, and went and found another yellow and white fabric to use for her own submission. A best friend (my status, I believe) would go out and buy the same exact fabric and make an apron, but give it to this friend of hers - which I plan on doing shortly, along with other goodies that I think she will enjoy. Besides, we just found this friend is three months pregnant, so she has way better things to do besides making aprons!