Me: "Jackie dearest, I have to embellish an apron to wear for work. I was thinking black and white houndstooth. What do you think, oh master fabric fanicifier?"
Jackie-dearest: "Yes, love houndstooth! And you should get this great bright green and pink floral fabric from Hobby Lobby. And I will serge you ruffles and cut waistbands and make you extra long ties."The fabric was fantastic, because she is so very clever. And she very generously serged ruffles and made ties with no effort at all.
I have no before pictures of the apron of course. Just imagine a very cheaply made, oddly narrow on top and too long full apron made of polyester goodness. We cut the apron in half, sewed a waistband with extra long ties that can tie in front or back, added the houndstooth and pink ruffle. Today I made a pocket and sewed it together. I think it's cute!
I had a mini photoshoot with my favorite 10 year old photographer because that's what us dorkey bloggers do. He kept telling me "Work it! Work it! Yess! That's great! Show off that apron! Woo-ooo!!" (He says, YOUR WELCOME MOM!) Here I show off the back tie option and how to akwardly use a pocket.
And the front tie version. (Maybe I should of changed out my favorite baggy lounge pants? Nah, too comfy!)