Aprons are quick and easy, right? Ummm, not quick enough. I had the bright idea to make five aprons for Christmas gifts. Bought the fabric a week or two ago and cut them out last night figuring it would take me a couple hours to sew all of them today. It is taking longer than I expected. I only have three done but they are the only ones that need to be mailed so I am ok. I will finish the other ones later in the week.
This martini apron will be accompanied by a bottle of my homemade "hooch", otherwise known as Hawaiian Vodka. I steep a whole pineapple (cut in pieces) in vodka for two weeks . Then mix 3 parts of the pineapple vodka with 1 part vanilla vodka and 1 part coconut rum (like Captain Morgan's). Shake vigorously with ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with pineapple. Doggone good!!! Can also be served over ice with a splash of club soda.
"Neon Nights" is a reversible apron made from the same Flirty Skirty pattern. The tie is some grosgrain ribbon I had in my stash because the ties I cut were too short. (Did I mention that the ties are too short in the pattern?)
McCall's 3979 from which I made the Lucy and Ethel aprons a couple months ago. HIGHLY recommend this pattern. I will be making a scalloped edge half apron from this pattern later in the week.
And how about the adorable apron Christmas Tree ornaments found on a blog called Bits and Pieces (beautiful photos) - tutorial here. Obviously, they match the aprons and I'll tie them on the outside of the packages. It would have been cute to embroider them with the recipients name but I had that brainstorm after I made them (story of my life).