Well, I'm back with the tenth apron(s). My how time flies!!
This is the pattern I used for this month,
and this was the first apron I made using the pattern. I liked it a lot and it was "so easy"; however there were two things I wanted to change: I don't like ties at the neck, and the neck bands seemed too flimsy just using one thickness of fabric. I had seen aprons like this on Pinterest where the neck band was one continuing piece and the apron was slipped on over the head. So I tried both, doubling the neck band fabric and cutting it in one piece. Liked it so much better! Here are the results:
one for spring,
one for fall.
This pattern uses a lot of bias tape, but I have a bias tape maker gadget so I can make my own tape to match the neck bands. I believe the tape maker will pay for itself after about two aprons. The pattern is from Simplicity, number A1536, and I do believe it's my favorite to make, so far. Only two more to go, then I must come up with something else for next year. Ideas?