a close friend of mine asked me to make match-y aprons for four of her dear, far-flung friends and I jumped at the chance. the great thing about taking on a commission like this is that I got to hear all about the challenges and joys these women have had in the past year and carried all those stories in my mind as I was sewing away.
my friend chose ty pennington’s block print style fabric for the aprons, which is so homey but at the same time still looks fresh. I got it here. the apron is a pattern I made by mixing the bottom of an Anna Maria Horner apron pattern and the top part of one from Lotta Jansdotter….and a few other personal alterations and tweaks. I just love an elegant neckline and prominent waistline with a full apron bottom so I threw them together.
each apron got it’s own drawstring bag…in case they ever get together for some serious baking. I love aprons because there is hardly a milestone in this life that doesn’t involve food in some way. may these aprons be the hardworking splatter-catchers for a whole host of future joys and challenges!