I got into this whole sewing thing just after Travis and I got married about a year ago. I was walking around an artisan market in a nearby park and saw the cutest aprons. They were very simple and easy to make but when I looked at the price tag I almost laughed--$45. I decided then and there I would try to make an apron that was much more stylish and "involved" than just the usual cookie-cutter ones that are out there.
I petitioned my mom (who is a seamstress by trade) for some lessons and materials and voila! I had a stock of fabric, my very own sewing machine (hand-me-down from her), thread, needles, etc. She spent a Saturday showing me how to use patterns and a few basic techniques. She's basically the bomb :)
I made my very first apron without a pattern or any real clue as to what I was doing and gave it to my best pal Laurie. It fit her perfectly--personality and size--and it still one of my favorites to date!