I received this pattern Christmas 2009, along with some lovely Amy Butler fabric from the Midwest Modern line. I love all Amy Butler fabric, if only it was a little cheaper.
It was a perfect gift, as I love to sew. It is hard for me to get projects done that take longer than naptime. Fast-forward two years, and I completed it. This was my first sewn piece from a pattern using that thin tiny brown paper, and directions! I am a visual learner, so the advent of bloggers putting patterns and pictures on their websites sure does help, and helps me build confidence. This pattern was my first time tackling pleat.
I like it, I skipped the towel loop on the waistband, as I didn't see using that much. I wish it was shorter, I must have misread the sizing on that part of the pattern! Now I need to get cooking in the kitchen!