Annika invited me to join a Flickr group she started called Today's Homemaker, which I think is a perfect title for a post about an apron.
Here it is, all done.
When I signed up for the swap, before I was assigned the person I would be sewing for, I bought some fabric that I thought was cute and hilarious. Once I got my recipient, I read her blog and didn't think the fabric would suit her taste at all. I went on a mad scramble and ordered this, because she likes green, and I think it's a tough color to beat. I chose the pattern because of my own deep abiding love for old-fashioned aprons.
I like this shot because I'm all leaning on the counter looking like I'm about to say, Umph, chiiile, you don't know the day I've had:
A couple mas:
My favorite thing is that a flower is blooming from the pocket (through no planning on my part):
I did finish all the major sewing yesterday, but when I looked at the apron this morning, the pocket called out for a button. I added a vintage red one.
Oh how I tried to part with a button from the adorable jarful Natalie gave me for my b-day, but I couldn't! I need to enjoy all of them a bit longer.
What's a summer apron without a glass of mint iced tea? I'll send a box of Trader Joe's Mint Melange along with my apron. My swap buddy lives in the Canadian countryside, so hopefully old Trader's tea will be a treat.
Pattern: McCall's 3979
Fabric: Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut, bought from The Tin Thimble
Bliss factor: Soaring, now that I've gotten past The Bias Tape Surprise of 2008. I still don't know why they call it "continuous" bias tape and not just bias tape. Isn't all bias tape continuous? When you buy it in the store, it doesn't come in pieces. Harumph.
Like a true homemaker of today, I'm off to stick something in the microwave.