While I have been cleaning and organizing my sewing room, I ran across a box of fabric with some fun winter prints. I love snowflakes, snowmen, and aprons so I thought I would combine all three into a lovely project! I found Simplicity 2272 in my stash and knew at once I was going to try my hand at view C. It was very simple.
The one major mistake I made was getting confused about whether the contrast would be on the outside or the inside (it is on the outside). I ended up switching the fabrics from where I wanted them to be but it still turned out nice I think. Piece 7 is the Inside of the Apron and Piece 8 is actually the overlay contrast piece.
I only made one change to this pattern. I skipped the outside rick rack for step four because I ran out! I never just run out to the store when I run out of something I just make do. ;) Instead of trimming seams I serged them. I also serged the top of the waistband in step 7 and then folded it down 1.5″. I did not slip stitch the waistband in step 13. (I dislike slip-stitching by hand.)
My only complaint about this project was the sizing of the apron. I made a size Large (18-20) but in my opinion this size would be more like a (12-14). If you are looking for a nice plus size pattern I would recommend McCall 5720. It has been my go-to pattern for years.
Overall this was a great pattern that was a cinch to whip up. It would be great for a last-minute housewarming or bridal shower gift.