Finally...my Christmas Apron
I used one of my vintage patterns for this. Triple tiers lined in bias tape, and my first bib style. I thought the tiers gave it a tree effect, so I wanted to use a green fabric. Rather than spend a lot of money at a quilt store, I found a green gingham sheet at a thrift store. The sheet felt like it still had sizing in it (so brand new), and it was also monogrammed, so I figured that meant high quality. My mom had some holiday themed bias tape from the 70's (why don't they make this anymore?), so I pieced four different types. I like the effect. I also reversed the bib so I had more of a tree shape. Eventually I plan to make a star-shaped oven mitt (I already bought the silver fabric--the type used on ironing board covers), and hang it from a button at the top of the bib...like the star at the top of a Christmas tree.
I used a thrift store scarf for the tie. The print has ornaments all over it. I like how it flows.
Since we're back talking about Christmas, I have to post this pic of the OB tree. Ocean Beach is a beach community in San Diego known for it's small-town hippie vibe. Every year they have a funky parade down Newport Avenue. My friend Herbie marches as part of the Geriatric Surf Club (surfers over the age of 30)Precision Marching Surfboard Drill Team & Gidget Patrol. Anyway, it ends on the sand by the pier (once upon a time the location of an amusement park called Wonderland), and a big tree. The ornaments are beach balls--come on, that has GOT to make you smile!