Well I've made another apron! This one is more of an apron/smock. And this one is for AJ. He has one like this that he uses when he is painting and doing artwork. I liked the design and decided to try copying the pattern. I am proud of the results! I made my design reversible, with pockets on one side.
I decided to do this apron in black and white because of the current Tie One On that Amy Karol is hosting. Black and white was good inspiration for a little boy apron/smock. I found some really nice fabric at the local sewing shop (Odegaard's), and knew I wanted some checker fabric plus something else. I was thinking cool skater/punk/California style with the checker fabric. I think a guy had a checker hat with graffiti designs on it during an episode of Entourage I watched recently, and that stuck with me. Then I found some batik-looking fabric in black that has a subtle tree bark/tire track look. Perfect -- added a car/road theme!
I think this will be a great all purpose apron and smock for any baking or art that AJ wants to do, and he should fit into it for at least a year or two I think. And I will definitely be using this 'pattern' again.
The original apron I based the pattern on....