“Second thoughts they say are best.”
I used my old smock apron as a pattern.
It has been a most comfortable apron but is quite old.
I was certain it had only taken a yard to make it in the first place.
I cut the apron straps at the shoulder
so that I could fold it on the seam of my chosen fabric
and cut out a new apron.
How could this be ?
I had second thoughts when I saw that it didn’t take just a yard.
It took a yard and 2/3.
Second thoughts because I was creating the apron around
the wonderful kangaroo pockets
which had been a panel of a very inexpensive, thrifted skirt.
All economy would be lost if I bought the fabric I first wanted to buy.
Then . . . I went back to my first thoughts.
We cut the yard and 2/3 and folded the square the other way.
Not on the fold.
The old apron fit perfectly with enough left over for pockets.
But, since I already had a pocket
that point didn’t help much, on second thought.
This is Anna Griffin fabric.
It is covered with bold, kitchen vegetables.
I thought of it first and it only took a second not to give it a second thought.
My old smock apron is a large.
Who knows what that means?
Nevertheless, it took:
One and two thirds yards of 45 inch fabric turned opposite of the fold.
Two packages of double-fold bias tape/seam binding.
Optional pockets. Mine is about 15″ by 24″ and is lined.
I used a piece of the new fabric to line the pocket
and I sewed the pocket on last.
I sewed a seam right down the middle of the piece of fabric so that
I actually now have two pockets.
Now, there’s a little sunshine on second thought.