An apron for Christmas?

Remember back earlier this fall when I was babbling about aprons a lot? (Probably not.) I muddled my way through trying to explain how to make an apron out of one or two rectangles gathered to a waistband. Turns out BurdaStyle has published, in its December issue, a full-apron pattern much like the ones I was describing, and the pattern is available for free download. Really, it’s just the instructions, no pattern pieces to trace, because everything is a rectangle or square. They suggest using a fabric with a border print, which would look very cute, but a regular fabric would work well too and use a little less fabric. It’d be a good gift for that cook in your life, or a great way to use up a yard of “what the heck did I buy this for” fabric.