Amy Karol's (Angry Chicken) Tie One On apron challenge this month was to sew an apron that was inspired by peppermint candy. I really enjoyed that theme because it is kinda open ended. I didn't want an apron that screamed Christmas because I wanted to wear it whenever.
I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby for 50% off because the red and white polka dot was in their holiday section and the black paisley was in their fall fabrics section. Personally I thought both fabrics were pretty neutral as far as seasons go, but I wasn't going to argue with 50% off.
I have been wanting to try this pattern for a while. It is in the book A is for Apron which I absolutely love. The only problem is that the book does not come with full sized patterns which is a pet peeve of mine. However the designs are so lovely that I overlooked that slight problem this time. If nothing else, the book is filled with great eye candy and inspiration galore.
The instructions for the pattern were terribly unclear to me so I just did the best I could with what I thought and studiously examining the pictures. It is lined on top so that there are no raw edges to serge or finish which I thought was marvelous as I despise threading my serger and Pumpkin inevitably un-threads it for me between projects. She is just so stinkin' helpful sometimes ☺
I gotta tell you that this apron would make a fabulous gift for someone who is expecting a baby and is so tired of all the maternity clothes they have. It would brighten up their wardrobe now and be useful later.
Don't forget about the giveaway going on! There is a button in my top right sidebar that will take you to the post where you can win the great hand embroidered bag.