So, I'm finally taking the plunge and submitting an apron to Tie One On. The theme this time is "The Pocket", and what could be more fitting than a pocket that covers the entire apron?
I made this from a vintage pattern in my stash using the corner motif of a vintage tablecloth and a lot of red rick-rack. Normally I wouldn't advocate cutting up a beautiful old tablecloth like this, but when you find one with too many holes or fifty year old coffee stains, I think it's nice to give it a second chance at life. I love to incorporate vintage elements into my sewing and crafting, and am getting much braver at cutting into my treasured vintage fabrics as my sewing skills improve. It's not visible in the picture, but there is an inverted V shape topstitched on the pocket so things won't slide down into the point of the front panel, effectively creating two side pockets. I had a little trouble with the waistband, as 1940's patterns can be somewhat vague in their instructions, but I'm pretty pleased with the finished product.