I hadn’t made much of a foray into the apron world, a bit too much 50s era domestic bliss for me. I don’t wear aprons either. I’ll change just before serving, if fancier clothes are required by the occasion.
Anyway, this cobbler’s apron caught my eye. It reminded me of the ones my grandmother and great-grandmother had worn, years ago. And well, of all the apron styles out there, I do like me a cobbler apron.
So, all this musing led to sewing up this one, which was gifted to someone special at the Sew-In.
If you look closely, you can see that it still continues the Day of the Dead theme we used. I really, really like this fabric. It mimics the paper cut-outs that decorate shop windows in the Southwest.
The picture at right is serendipity. I had just enough fabric to make this up (2 yards – the pattern envelope says 1 3/4 is enough. They lie) The motif matches at the edge of the bottom pocket. I swear, I did not do that on purpose – I didn’t have enough fabric to even try! Still, I am very pleased that it does.