OK, don't panic....I only have one SIL! He is a wonderful guy, and loves my sewing. He had only one thing on his birthday wish list, a chef's apron. So I set out to make the best ones I could. I googled "chef's aprons" to get an idea of what a real chef's apron involves, and found some really good resources.
I had to first choose fabrics that were masculine and related to who he is. I found the perfect fabrics indeed!
Mike is the vice president of our local chapter of CMA (Christian Motorcycle Assoc.), so I felt that the motorcycle fabric was a perfect fit! I didn't have enough for the whole apron, so the middle band was a great accent. Did you notice the grey flame bands at the top and bottom?
He also had a special request for a place to hang a towel. I just made a loop of the twill tape, and hung a towel from it.
The ties go all the way around and tie in the front.
This give you a better idea of the shape of the apron.
I made the neck straps adjustable.
On the lobster apron, I added a pocket.
A quick peek from behind.
I sure hope that he likes these aprons. I had an absolute blast making them!! Happy birthday Mikee!!
Linking to: Anything Goes Monday! at Bobbins and Bullets with Heather.