Unlike many aprons that don't really cover you well, this one manages to get an impressive amount of protection even for the larger-busted among us (no more spaghetti-sauce splatters in exactly the WRONG place, thank goodness!). A child-sized apron pattern is also included, designed for most kids aged 7-12 but easily folded up at the waist for smaller children. So cute, and the perfect gift for a favorite little person. It's a perfect present for adults too: use it to wrap a cookbook, some ingredients, a certificate for cooking classes (either at home or professional), a heritage picture of Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandmother in the kitchen ...
This is not a sized pattern -- it's designed to use exactly one square yard of fabric (be careful when laying out the pieces), and is quick and easy to sew up. The child's size requires 7/8 yard of fabric, or 1 3/4 yard for the reversible version. Because of the bias cut, some vertical and horizontal print designs are not appropriate; we made our test apron from Rich Green Gingham Stripe, which ended up diagonal. We'd planned that, and were pleased, but might not have been as happy had it been a surprise!
You can finish the edges with a simple hem (serger-rolled, hand, or machine), homemade bias trim (made from 1/4-1/3 yard of contrast fabric), or 7.5 yards of purchased bias trim. We used the Triple-fold bias tape on ours.