I really enjoyed working on this apron, and it sure gave me ample opportunity to practice sewing on 1/4 inch bias binding. I'd done the 1/2 inch before, which is a lot easier to apply. But this I think looks daintier and much better. I have to say, I believe this is the best apron I've made by far.
And this is the "Provence Apron" using an enlarged pattern from the book "A Is For Apron". It's a beautiful apron, but it was a pain to apply the 1/4 inch binding along the front yoke! I'm afraid I am not entirely pleased with the results. I do love the toile fabric, though! And the pockets sure are cute!
This is the back view. Beautiful apron, but I have to say the instructions were the worst I have ever encountered! They have you jumping back and forth between steps, and they just are not clear enough. I had to figure out some of the steps using my limited past sewing experience.
But it's funny in a way. I mean here I was recommending this book on an earlier post because of the beautiful pictures of the aprons. But it isn't until you actually get into a pattern to try and put it together that you can really make an informed judgement about the value of a book or pattern. I will definitely make this apron again, but I'll have to go a bit slower to make sure I get it right. Practice makes perfect, or so I hope.