Apron Challenge

Aprons have become so very popular these days, with this blog about all things aprony and many books specializing in aprons.  I am beginning to like aprons more and more, not just for their primary purpose to protect my clothes while I cook, but for their girly prettiness.  Like an accessory to wear while you’re in the kitchen!

One of the local fabric stores in Madison is hosting an apron challenge. Entries are due to the shop this weekend, at which time the wonderful ladies in the shop will hang the aprons on clothes lines strung throughout their shop. Customers will be invited to cast their votes.

I am going to enter this apron, which I made from the Holly Hill fabric line designed by Laurie Bird for Windham Fabrics. The front side is the white trio floral fabric with the green white dot fabric for the pocket and waistband / ties.

It has a small pocket on the right side, and it’s reversible.

reverse side of apron

This is one of the few times I didn’t use anyone else’s pattern. Yes, I actually made this up on my own! I am happy with how it turned out. I made binding strips out of the green white dot fabric to finish off the edges all the way around. I also made extra wide binding strips for the waistband and ties.

Two things I will do different for the next apron are to make the skirt slightly shorter and to make the pocket much bigger. A recipe card would probably fit in these smaller pockets.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in the shop and cast your vote.

8 thoughts on “Apron Challenge

  1. I think the prizes are $50 cash for first place, $30 for second place, and $25 for third place. Nice prizes!

  2. Maggie, the votes are still being tallied, through June 12. There are about 18 entries, all very unique and very different. I voted for a kids’ design!

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