Between Superbowl cooking (and eating), I managed to find enough time to sew up one project over the weekend… a Valentine half-apron. I think this one just screams, “I’m so sweet!” To create this look, I used Simplicty 3652 (view C) and the pink gingham check fabric.
Overall, this was a very easy pattern to put together – an experienced sewer should be able to put this together in around an hour… even with minor modifications. Speaking of, I did make one small change to this pattern: swapping out the standard pocket for a heart design (I think it just made it have a more Valentine ‘feel’). The directions were easy to follow, but I think the notions requirement was a bit off. The envelope back has you buying 2 packages of piping (this goes in the area between the flounce and the bottom edge of the hem) and you only really need one. Even in the largest size, if you don’t waste any piping, you could get away with only one. Normally, I wouldn’t complain, but I own way too much piping, cording, and bias tape as it is… my notions drawer is beginning to overflow! The end design is adorable – it’s cute, flirty, and fun, however I’m not sure I care for the waistbandties (created by bias tape). If I make this particular pattern again, I think I’ll draft one that uses self fabric. So, what do you think? Isn’t this a perfect way to serve up some chocolate fondue?