Until a few weeks ago, I did not realize there is a whole apron subculture on the internet. I blissfully baked away in a plain, denim work apron (stolen from one of the batches Sweet Husband's Nice Grandmother sends him a few times a year) and that was that.
But then I discovered the Apronista blog and corresponding network. In just a few short hours, I was sucked in to the patterns and ruffles and prints and fabrics and even the...ric-rac. All of a sudden, I needed a pretty apron.
I've not done all that much sewing before at all--certainly nothing even approaching clothes--so I picked a really simple pattern. I also get really frustrated trying to figure out what goes with what at the fabric store, so I just stuck to two prints.
It actually wasn't all that hard to put together. The directions were easy to follow, and it only took me a few hours....this could get addictive!
(FYI: The fabric is from Amy Butler and the pattern is Simplicity 9565.)