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I really do love the Home Front collection, it's just so bright and cheery! I came across an apron pattern that I thought was adorable, so I decided to make one up with this collection. It's the Hot Pad Apron from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders. I love the silhouette of the apron, I think its very stylish and flattering. It was so easy to sew up, the whole thing (including cutting the fabrics), took me about 2 hours. It's a pretty clever design because of the hidden hot pads within the inside of the apron.
I took it upon myself to use contrasting fabrics for the waistband, skirt and hot pads, just because I wanted to use some of the cute coordinating prints this collection has to offer.
I did change one thing from this pattern, for the waistband, the way it's designed, the band isn't double sided, but rather just hemmed on the edges. But I decided I wanted it doubleside to see the fun fabric on the tie from all directions. Other than that, this design is just so cute and clever.
Here's an image from the book showing how you hold the hot pads.
I love that I now have this new apron. I guess I better start cooking soon!