I used Martha Stewart's holiday apron pattern for this apron. I used a sheet that I found at a thrift store for 50 cents. I went through my trimmings box (most of it thrifted or yard sale begotten) and found some nice trims. I made a yo-yo out of some scrap fabric and added a button and there you have it! Nice enough to give to someone. I actually put it in a basket with a homemade cookie recipe in a jar, a wooden spoon, and some measuring cups and it was sold at my daughter's 4-H silent auction.