I recieved this wonderful email from Ann. I thought it may inspire you.
A friend sent me a link to your site, & I was so pleased to see the simple... very nice apron cover up pattern.
Your pattern is so easy, (& it's a practical gift for a self conscious "special-needs -teen, or pre-teen." Girls could look pretty & keep their clothes clean when dining.) Since special needs "kids" are often mainstreamed in public schools, they have the same issues of wanting to look nice, that any teen has.
For a Senior adult, an apron like this can be a good thing to don when doing crafts (at the Senior Center?), or when eating, (while sick in bed to keep from spilling drinks all over oneself,) or a dozen other things.
These aprons can help people feel less self-conscious about themselves, when they need a bit of coverage from spills. Anything that helps preserve a person's dignity, when they are dealing with "needs", whether from aging, or whether they were born with them, or whether they acquired them along the way, looking nice goes a long way toward happiness.
There are lots of pretty (relatively inexpensive) "pre-quited" materials that can be used for this kind of project.
Several years ago I made an apron similar to this (out of a material that had butterflies of all different colors, accented with gold, against a dark background.) I hand quilted it in gold thread. The girl I gave it to had cerebral palsy, & her face lit up at the pretty cover up. It was worth all the work for that one smile.
Thanks for a great pattern, just in time for early Christmas sewing...
Ann in NM