UPDATE: The holidays are approaching, so I thought I'd repost one of my favorite patterns! I originally shared this in December 2012.
I turned my grades in and have been crazy trying to get caught up making Christmas gifts. So here the first gift: my friend’s ruffled apron with bib.
I used Alysa’s Awesome Apron pattern to make it – and then added the bib using an idea I saw on Sew4Home. I made only one change – I cut this bib 10” x 11” because the band on the apron comes up fairly high.
Here’s the monogram – from Digistitches.
The apron is done! I attacked my stash to make this - I had to adjust the pattern because I didn’t have enough fabric. I made the band from one piece of fabric and narrowed it by folding it over once.
The ruffles are easy to make! Just check out my tutorial.
Here’s the original. I have to say, I love the bib!
UPDATE: I added a bib to the apron to my original Christmas apron (above). I used a hand towel - I cut it in a trapezoid shape: 11" on the bottom and 8" on the top. It's 10" tall. After I cut it out, I made 2" double-fold bias tape and sewed it around the three sides -- the bottom of the towel was already seamed. It's adorable!
You can find all the directions in my Alysa's Awesome Apron pattern.