My next set of gifts is made from the Duet Pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com . The design and instructions are by my girl Kimberbell. I drew the patterns and the graphics for this one, but this was my first time to actually try it out. I am THRILLED with the results!!!
These duets are for Martha and Rachel, a mother-daughter pair I have been friends with since my postdoc days. I always think of Rachel as a rosy cheeked, fluffy headed toddler, but she is almost as tall as her mom now (waahhh)! So instead of making the adult/child combo, I made two mirror-image adult-sized aprons. Martha and Rachel are always great about sending us meaningful gifts well in advance of Christmas. I usually manage to reciprocate around oh...July or so. This year I am going to shock them by gifting on time!!!
The fabrics and trim are 100% stash. The funky striped floral fabric was another $1.99/yard score from Affordable Fabrics last year. Every time I looked at it, I would think of Martha and Rachel. I mixed it with a pretty tonal aqua and some black and white checks. The center seam is trimmed with sunny yellow rick-rack. I'm really happy with the retro-funky way the fabrics came together.
There is still time to post and win three of my eBooks! I'll do the drawing tonight (12/2)!