The curtain shop in town was having a remnant sale and I picked up a lovely piece of cotton with a vegetable print. It was crying out to be made into an apron and I know I had seen just the pattern in Amy Butler's In Stitches.
Co-incidentally it was also the assignment from May's In Stitches sew-along. If you own the book and haven't come across this Flickr group yet, I urge you to go over and take a look. Each month a project from the book is nominated and a winner chosen from the pictures submitted. Having won the April prize, I am a big fan of the format!
But seriously, it's a great place for beginner sewers like me to pick up hints on completing the projects, and a chance to see how the choice of fabric influences the outcome. Because, for me, at the end of the day it's all about the fabric.