Several readers have mentioned that they couldn’t imagine cooking in my aprons. Actually, an apron in my house gets a real workout, but I don’t mind when they get a little soft and faded from many washings. My new aprons sometimes begin their lives as hostess aprons, strictly for entertaining, until a few “accidents” happen, and they begin that inevitable move down the apron ladder to an everyday cooking . . . then gardening . . . cleaning . . . and finally a painting apron. And that’s okay, because there are always new aprons to be made.
It was nice to take a break from all my other crazy projects to sew the October apron, even if it is a little late. This is a 1970s pattern from Betsey Johnson, made out of an Indian cotton tablecloth (in the spirit of the 70s).
If you’d like to win this apron, let me know in a comment below. I will select a random winner from among readers/commenters on Wednesday morning, October 15.