Every time I go to the garden center, I tell myself I don't need a cart because I'm only stopping for ONE thing. Who stops at the garden center for just one thing? I end up clutching a whole handful of potted plants to my belly and by the time I amble up to the counter under my load, I peel them away to find I have a huge brown wet spot across my shirt. It's high time I made a smock to wear to the garden center.
Using the pattern on page 76 of the very fresh and flirty book, A is for Apron, I now have a new smock.
I'd consider it a beginner level apron - if you can make some gathers and sew on some bias binding that's about all there is to it. In fact, the most time consuming part for me was making my own bias binding. The background to the lemon print came in its own fabric which I happend to have in my stash.
Those are green on green triangles:
Digging through my stash of vintage findings, I also found some super cute green buttons:
And, for added flirtation, the back straps criss-cross: