Tim has really stepped up his cooking game during the pandemic... previously he was a dish duty guy who dabbled in pancake flipping, now he's a gourmet chef, cooking up beef bourguinon ala Julia Child on the weekend and spicy pork noodles on weeknights.
Enter the Seamwork Alex apron pattern...
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I love that the Alex apron is a classic, utilitarian design and comes in a wide variety of sizes (XS-3XL) rather than the one-size-fits-all many other apron patterns have... For Tim's Alex, I went with size XL.
The Alex has a large front patch pocket, adjustable neck strap with D-rings, and extra long ties at the waist so you can wrap them around to the front rather than struggling to tie them behind your back.
I cut the pocket on the cross grain for some visual interest with the stripes. I also sewed a line of stitching up the center of the pocket to create two sections- it seemed a little shallow and wide otherwise.
The fabric I used for this apron is actually an old cotton curtain panel that had a small bleach stain on it that I was able to cut around. It's not actually MY curtain, and I have no idea how it ended up in my stash, but it was the perfect weight for a sturdy, utilitarian apron.
We're really happy with this Alex! Here it is in "the wild," meaning our tiny, ugly rental kitchen: