Written by guest author Rebecca McDaniel, author of "This Week's Menu:"
My mother agreed to take on the task.
I scanned a picture of my apron design and sent it as an attachment to my mother via email. From that point on we sent letters back and forth discussing all of the apron details including the dimensions. She was very conscientious and wanted to do a sample piece on extra fabric she had first, before sewing the prototype.
Prior to this endeavor, I remember hearing a women say she couldn't find a bra at some infamous store to fit her size so I thought my aprons should be one size fits most. My husband thought otherwise. While my mother was busy working on her rough draft version using leftover fabric, my husband was working on his. He grabbed a bed-sheet from the linen closet, scissors and stapler from the office (yes, a stapler) and proceeded to make his designer apron in petite.
With a big smile on his face, he raised his Nightmare on Christmas apron and said "Try it on."
Ouch, was the first word to come to mind and the second I can't repeat when I saw what he did to our daughter's bed-sheet, which was a designer name. My husband hid the remaining evidence of his bed-sheet massacre in the garage, only to be found shortly after by a very disgruntled teenager.
More to come. For those of you who love Kung Pao, I've posted the recipe on my home-page website at www.rebeccamcdaniel.com. For more information on "This Week's Menu" visit www.pinkslippublications.com.
To read Part I of the series, visit http://blogs.inlandsocal.com/moms/2011/03/this-isnt-your-grandmas-apron.html.