Wearing a simple-to-make apron.
I had some leftover cotton fabric (from which I made a skirt earlier), purchased from Metro Textiles in NY a few years ago. There was not enough fabric to make a second skirt, even for a child. But there was enough for half a skirt. And so, an apron was born!
The fabric was pre-hemmed, so all I had to do was add a waistband (of black cotton), bind the edges (using the same black fabric), and add ties. And there you have it. A quick, kind of cute kitchen accessory. Below, you can see how I used wide ties at the waistline, but pleated them so they'd fit into the waistband neatly. I've seen this type of thing done on vintage aprons.
Speaking of aprons, I got this book recently - "A is for Aprons". After seeing my friend Jan's copy, along with her cute apron collection, I wanted my own. My own book. And my own apron collection. The directions for this apron are not in this book (it's so simple to make, no directions are needed), but I'm finding plenty of other inspiring designs to think about.