This is the reversible full version of The Cupcake Apron by Jamie Christina (it also has directions for a half apron or single sided apron with netting underskirt), and it came out as cute as I had hoped! For one side I used Trenna Travis' Bekko Swirl in Coral with Michael Miller's Tiny Gigham in Teal as the contrast for the waist.
On the other side (my favorite!) I used Dena Fishbein's Taza Medallion in Red and then Tiny Gingham in Fire for the waistband.
The one change I made to the pattern was the neck closure. I have this weird aversion to halter-style clothing - it drives me crazy having stuff pulling at me, so I had to make a modification that would be comfortable, and hopefully easy to slip on and off. (The pattern calls for a ribbon tie, so not just uncomfortable, but also a second point to be tied, and I like quick and simple!)
I ended up sewing a wider strap into the shoulder seam in the same fabric as the waist tie - Lily Ashbury's High Street Floral in Lacey Lemonade - and then crisscrossing it to the waist where I used KAM snaps to attach. I made the snaps "reversible" so the strap edges disappear under the skirt either way, but unless I'm switching sides, I can leave it snapped and have plenty of room to just pop it over my head.
So this was a far cry from the first apron I ever made in sixth grade home ec - much cuter and more comfortable! Except now I sort of don't want to get it dirty ; ) Does anyone else have any great home ec memories? What did you make way back when?
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