I made this apron today from my stash fabric. I just love it. I got the silk fabric for free from a friend who works in a drapery workroom. I probably wouldn't have made an apron out of this pricey silk fabric but it was scraps that would have been thrown away. The lace around the edge of the skirt is some vintage lace that a friend gave to me. It looks like it was cut off a garment or something it already had sort of a rounded shape. So it worked well around the rounded edge of my apron skirt. The only thing I bought for this project was the doily topping on the skirt. I got that in a lot of embroidered and crocheted linens from Goodwill online.
I joined a Cookbook-Scrapbook swap on http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335316.0 . In this swap I have to make a cookbook-scrapbook with at least 10 recipes and send a purchased cookbook and craft a kitchen related item. I made this apron with the intentions of sending it to my swap partner. I think she is going to love it. She likes nature themes and sage green. That's why I picked out the leaf embroidered silk for the skirt. I think this is a fun and flirty apron and maybe a bit impractical. Although silk can be washed even when most care labels say to have it dry cleaned. I wash silk all the time. I just wash in cold water and hang to dry and I may have to iron it a bit. I like this apron so much I may have to make another one for myself. I have been enjoying making aprons lately but this is the first one I have made of silk and this is probably the fanciest one I have made too.