(Please note the pocket and hard-to-see towel loop in the upper left corner.)
Work it, girl.
So, this is my much-anticipated Short Pleated Apron from Amy Butler's In Stitches. Her directions were great great great but it was a bit mathematical for me. I'm sure you could eyeball the pleats to your taste and they would come out just as good as they do by measuring and marking every 1/4 or 5/8 inches as called for in the book. It was a meticulous project, but fairly straightforward and I completed most of it during two re-runs of Grey's Anatomy.
Thus far I have worn my glorious apron making sugar cookies, a grilled cheese and soup. It's more of a fashion statement than a practical accessory for me. I don't cook all that much. For the future, I would like to make an full apron that loops around the neck. Maybe the folks at tie one on will have some inspiring projects to tag along on.