Out With the Old...
I realize the weekend was three days ago...but I worked late Monday night and yesterday I was still catching up from working 6.5 hours of OT on Monday!
So without further whining, I give you a tale of two aprons.
Back in the day. Probably nearly 10 years ago when I was a sweet innocent not-so-newly wed, I wanted an apron.
So I bought a canvas apron blank from Joanns. This must have been the Michigan Years right after Chunky was born. Circa 2002 or 2003.
I took my apron and I lady-bugafied it with some stamps and puffy paint.
Oh yeah...look at them pasty white chubby things!
See how filthy it is? I love to wipe my hands on myself when I'm baking or cooking or cleaning.
But the apron was getting old. And ripped.
It was time to find a new apron. Now that I've tamed the Beast (my sewing machine), I figured I could make one.
During a 99 cent McCall's pattern sale I bought this pattern with the intent of making View A without the bottom ruffle.
But I kept putting it off.
Because I'm a creature of habit and I LOVE my green apron, I didn't want to give it up. I knew nothing could replace it.
I love the style and I knew no new apron I could make from a pattern could come close.
Then I had my ta-da moment! Which, in hindsight, is pretty obvious.
I traced my green apron on some newspaper and made my own pattern--duh!!
It fits like a dream!
Ooo! Pasty white thighs, fuzzy hair AND a double chin! Sexay!
Goodbye green apron!! It was nice knowing you!
I love the cheery flowers on the brown background. It will hide those floured hand wipes nicely!
And what did I do to break in my new apron?
Egg bread! (Or Challah if you will...)