I finished the apron!!!!
There's nothing like twelfth hour crafting. I was pinning and sewing up until 6:30 today, knowing I had to have this gift ready for 7:00. I was so excited to wrap it and give it to Jaqi of Il Filato Dolce as a going away gift. Jaqi and I have recently developed a pretty close friendship (and at lightning speed) after knowing each other for more than five years. I hope her journey to Portland goes as planned, and that everything is perfect in her new home!
In addition to "the apron that launched a million migraines", I also gave her a copy of David and I's favorite cook book, Apples for Jam. The photography is stunning and the recipes are so simple and rustic that they would make anyone feel like a rock star in the kitchen.
What is your favorite cookbook?
I'm sure you all want the real dirt on this project, so here it goes:
Apron Pattern: "Cafe Apron", Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter.
Rick Rack trim Inspiration: "Farmgirl Pillow", Stitched in Time by Alicia Paulson.
All components, with the exception of the embroidery, were vintage and found on Etsy.
I hope you all love this FO as much as I do!