No Muffintops

When browsing Williams Sonoma a few season’s back, I’d seen this apron.

I immediately fell in love with the simplicity of it. It can be so easy to go for the cute, busy prints offered for the holidays. But this was subdued and I liked that. It wouldn’t be all matchy matchy with other things I use and it wouldn’t clash.  My friends, relatives and I all prefer the full apron without a cinched waist for the simple reason that none of us have the waist to carry that style off.  Half aprons are cute and fast, but as they say of some in skinny jeans, that would result in a muffintop appearance that is a tad unflattering.  My mom used to call it a “potato sack tied in the middle”. Nomenclature changes but the image is the same. The full apron, although not a miracle maker, can mask all those days not spent at the gym with its simple smooth lines (to a certain degree  🙂  ).

I’d been debating about styles to try out and had also saved this picture of an Anthropologie full apron to try although the Williams Sonoma won out. Again, simple and somewhat subdued was the mood I was in when browsing.

Utilized the same pattern I discuss in Apron Redo and line the apron as illustrated in my Halloween version tutorial. Chose the scoop neck over straight and left the bow off the pocket. The ruffle for this one is not from a pattern. It’s simply a long rectangle about 1 1/3 the bottom length of the apron and about 12 inches high. Fabric was JoAnn. The bias trim is Wrights double wide.

I adore how it came out! It’s exactly what I wanted.  Although I was looking for subdued, my sister’s favorite decorating theme is poinsettia and I found this fabric to use for a gift for her, which was also a hit. The Wrights trim in deep green set it off beautifully.

All of us in the U.S. are pushing to get through our Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday so December holiday projects are just starting to appear, more to come.

This post is participating in the linky parties noted below.

7 comments on “No Muffintops

  1. Julia says:

    Really darling! I love the pattern and know someone who has that apron from Williams Sonoma. Yours looks exactly like it:).


  2. Sami G. says:

    I love the apron. I need to teach myself to sew.

  3. That’s the same style of apron that my Grandma wore! Yours turned out beautifully, and I especially love the fabric that you used. I bet cooking will be lots more fun when you’re wearing it!
    Happy REDnesday and Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Lori S. says:

    Darling apron! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions 🙂

  5. It’s sooooo that fabric! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY…hope you had a fun time:)


  6. Sew Woodsy says:

    Thank you for linking up your project at! Make sure you stop by this Wednesday for another edition of What’s Up Wednesdays!

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