Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Now, I must honest and tell you that I rarely cook. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of meals that have been made by me in the last, oh, say, two years. My husband loves to cook and is actually pretty good at it - lucky me! - so gladly I stay out of his way and let him have at it.

However, on the off chance I do have an occasion to cook, I should look cute doing it, right? Here's where the Heather Bailey Daily Spice Apron comes in.

This pattern was very fun to make. I'm a novice garment sewer and was able to follow the instructions successfully. They are straightforward and easy-to-understand with graphics to illustrate the more complicated steps.

Sizing ranges as described on the pattern envelope proved true for me. Plus, you can adjust with the two different ties - halter and waist - to custom fit to your exact shape.

The waist band gives the apron a very flattering fit - especially for pear shapes like me. The bodice is lined with a contrasting fabric (somehow I failed to photograph this - sorry!), and the overall look is uber vintage. Love!

Finally, the pocket just might be my favorite part. I love the clever construction of sewing it into the apron skirt seam. The angle at the top gives it some flare without adding any layer of complication to the pattern.

Overall, I highly recommend trying out this pattern. Make it for yourself or as a gift for a loved one who loves to cook - or at least likes to look swanky in the kitchen! Pattern is available in my Etsy shop, and shipping to US address is free.

Hope you're having a great week! Will be back soon with more project updates. In the meantime, please leave a comment and tell us what you've been working on.

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  1. That is such a cute apron! I've had my eyes on that pattern for a while, so it's nice to see it in action. Looks like I've found another thing to my to-make list. ;)

  2. It's absolutely adorable! Well done!

  3. Well, you do look very cute :-) and that's important...whenever you are in the kitchen! Maybe that's what I apron!

  4. @Heather - Ah, the never-ending to-do list. :-)

    @Anne K. & Robyn - Thank you! I concur with your assessment on cuteness in the kitchen.