I have a thing for aprons. I admire the vintage-style ones with neat little details. They are much more fun to wear than modern, more utilitarian (ahem, rectangular) canvas ones.
I bought this one from Etsy a while back. I love it and wear it quite often.
Tip Nut from 1945, I ran to my box of fabric and found just the right thing:
The gingham check with daisies feels so old-fashioned and the red trim adds just the right touch. That being said, I don't want to see red bias tape again for quite a long time!
The pattern was challenging since I had to draw out my own pattern pieces on newspaper before cutting everything out. I actually used a serving platter and a saucer to get the curves right on the bodice! The directions were also a bit confusing, so I used them as a general guideline only and did my own thing when assembling. (Thank you, 4-H sewing teacher!!) As you can see from the close-up picture I cut out my pocket on the bias, so that I wouldn't have to match up the tiny checks on the pattern. I left the red trim off of the bottom of the apron as well.
From cutting to assembly, it took up a single Saturday afternoon. Should I try this one next??