Last week I mentioned my super fabulous books I checked out of the library, one of them being Amy Butler’s “In Stitches.” I wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of this book. Reviews are iffy, and some people have said that her instructions could be kind of difficult to understand – or just very wordy with a lot of definitions to look up.
On Saturday, I decided to try out the apron pattern. I wanted a skirt apron and Amy Butler’s photo made this look SO cute. I just happened to have some Amy Butler fabric (I seriously love her) and after a quick trip to the fabric store, I had pink fabric for the accent fabric.
I only worked on the project for a short time on Saturday – less than two hours (for cutting out the pieces, and just sewing on the pocket. This is what I had done after that evening:
It was cute from the get-go.
It’s long, because I’m short. So I’d adjust the measurements for the next time. I’m not a huge fan of putting pleats into anything (because I don’t *really* know how to sew them.) They do make the apron cuter, but they were a pain to sew in.
I would probably adjust where the towel loop is too. This apron is obviously a one-size-fits-most, and it’s a little big for me. But still absolutely cute.
I wore it to my grandma’s house yesterday (she doesn’t think it went well with my shorts) and I wore it around the house. My husband thinks I’m ridiculous. Now, I need to start using it appropriately – while baking fabulous dishes (maybe from the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook?)
(One other note – Amy Butler does have a “domestic goddess apron” pattern, but it’s not the same one as in the book. I guess I will have to wait to be a domestic goddess. Until then, I’ll work on being a domestic diva.)