In my previous post you got to see my out-of-hand scrap bag. In trying to use some of those scraps I decided to make myself a Luncheonette Apron, doing some piecework for the pocket.
I had this small thrifted remnant of a vintage tea towel or dish cloth that I just adored, the print is fab as are the colors. Since it has a market theme I thought it had to be made into something to use while in the kitchen. It was just the right size that I could used it for the center of my pieced pocket. Yay!
Then I started pulling pieces of fabric from the scrap pile that I thought would look good with the center pocket piece. I decided on my favorite combo and proceeded to cut the fabrics I chose into 1-3" wide strips. I wanted each side of the pocket to be symmetrical, so I made sure I had enough of each of the fabrics. I pieced everything together with 1/4" seam allowance. In the Luncheonette Apron pattern, it has you make a reversible apron, but since I pieced my pocket together I had to use the second pocket piece to line the pieced together pocket, so this apron isn't reversible. My pocket lining was also made with two larger scraps form the scrap pile.
Here is the finished apron... I am very happy with it and love the colors. Other changes I made from the pattern was to make the waistband about 3/4" wider (I had to piece that together with different scraps), my apron base is pieced at the center and is slightly shorter than what is called for in the pattern. Overall, this was a fun and quick project. I want to make more of these for gifts.