I have stockpiled fabric for years. I see beautiful designs and patterns and begin to salivate. Marimekko designs are a particular weakness of mine, in case Santa wanted to do his shopping online.
As we are upon the season of giving, and I am upon the season of attending holiday parties at homes that are not my own, I started to think about gifts I could bring to the hostesses of said parties. And what says, "Thanks for slaving away to produce this awesome spread. I care about you, and want your clothing to stay protected from gravy and jam splatters." like a homemade apron. There are loads of apron patterns online, as well as at your neighborhood fabric store.
If you are like me, you probably have piles of awesome fabric lying around your house just waiting to become something more than a pretty dust-collector.
If you are in a pinch, and need an apron ASAP but can't be bothered to find the pattern of your dreams, you can follow my lead and simply trace one of the aprons you already have at home. I have at least half a dozen aprons hanging in my kitchen, so I grabbed one that would showcase the botanical pattern of my fabric, got out my pins and fabric pencil, and started snipping! A few hours later I had this little number. Without a proper pattern it does have some unique gathers and pinches where gathers and pinches should not be, but on the whole, I love it, and am happy to see the fabric finally being put to good use.
Being a guest at someone else's house is nice. Bringing a gift when you arrive is even nicer.