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Polka dots, pockets and pink elephants

As I was searching for cotton fabrics for a project I'm working on I stumbled across this fabric. Perfect!  Quirky with a retro vibe I knew it would be perfect for an apron I was donating as a silent auction item at a Charity Wine Tasting Event. I even knew exactly what design I'd use.  A vintage apron pattern, Advance 6607.  It has no copyright date, but according to this site I estimate the design to be from 1953 or 1954.  Because this vintage pattern is a small, an 8-10 but no waist measurements provided, I choose to create my own waistband, adding a slight curve to mimic the apron's curved hem. I also increased the apron ties to measure 32" each. My goal was to make it easier to fit a number of different folks in various sizes. Can I just say that I seriously wanted to keep this one for myself ?  I mean, I love everything I sew. (Well, almost everything...but that's another story for another day.) And if you listened to my interview on the Sew Fo