I am gearing up for the all my family (sisters, sister in laws, brothers, parents etc.) birthdays in May and June. I came from a family of eight where everyone's birthdays were in April, May, and June except for me and my brother. Then, I married in to a family with the exact same situation. My husband and I get old every year in December while the rest of our family members do that in the spring and summer. So, it's like gearing up for Christmas, I am trying to get some things made and sewn early. I found this Florida fabric and knew I would make something for my sister in law in Miami with it. I started out making a tote bag, but then last night as I went to cut it out, I thought it needed to be an apron. I took my favorite apron (the emmeline apron my mom made me) and made a pattern based on that shape. I didn't have the guts to follow the true emmeline apron directions and make bias tape and pleats that it calls for. Someday. I have some sewing fears that I need to get over and hand sewing bias tape (especially making my own) on something is one of them.
The apron is reverseable with the Floirda fabric on one side and navy gingham on the other. I liked how it turned out, but I need to fine tune the pattern a bit for the next apron I make.