When I was eight or so ( I am guessing), my dad (I can't remember this event very clearly, I think it was my dad) bought a cut-out apron pattern for me to sew up for my mom. You know the kind I'm talking about, the pattern is printed in the material and all you have to do is cut out the pieces and follow the simple directions to sew it all together. My mom still wears it. I had forgotten all about it until our last visit to see them and there it was, it the drawer with all the linens. Hum. I looked at it and my mom reminded me that I had indeed made it for her all those years ago. Upon examining the stitching, I recognized the back and forth stitches at the beginning and end of each seam (gotta make sure those darned stitches don't go anywhere) proving the fact that I had made it. The pattern is very basic and to jazz things up a bit (and to add my own little signature I guess) I sewed a heart around the man and woman on the front of the apron print. As I was pondering the apron my mom had kept for all these years, I decided it was indeed time for a new apron. My dad confirmed this in an email suggesting I make her a new one. I'm posting this before I actually get it in the mail to her, I just couldn't wait because it turned out so precious!!!! It's totally reversible and since one of her favorite colors is blue and my dad's is red, I HAD to include these two colors in it.
I altered the hemline to be a scalloped edge instead of the straight hem of the original pattern. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I do think next time I will fore go the interfacing in the bodice area however.
Mom, I hope you love it when it gets to you!