One of the blogs I subscribe to is Tessuti Fabrics. They have a shop in Sydney and the most wonderful exotic, expensive fabrics and they have a great blog, full of useful information. This month they included a free pattern for an apron in their post.
Now I am a born grub. I always drop things all down the front of me and when I sew I get threads everywhere. I thought this apron was just for me. Only trouble I don't have any linen, so I just used a fabric out of the draw. It was the first time I have down loaded a pattern from the web and printing and assembling all 25 pages was a bit of a challenge.
But I got there in the end.
There was 11 pages of sewing instructions and they were clear and concise. They said to add your favourite label so I took the logo off my letter head and printed this onto fabric. (This might be a good apron for putting on whilst I'm teaching?) I have to say this was a pleasure to sew.
By lengthening the straps I found it fitted my fuller figure better but I don't think I would make it for anyone who was size 18 or bigger without re-drafting the pattern.
I do think it would better made in linen and these would make great gifts.