This apron has been months in the works. It should have been mailed out in December for an engagement gift, but sometimes life has other plans. It only took 1 afternoon to complete and was in the mail the next day. I just love this pattern. It's a little flirty with the flared ruffle on the bottom. If you want to make one like this, it's by Simplicity #3752 (with a few tweaks of my own). Throw in a couple of colorful spatulas and a favorite recipe, and I think it makes a nice gift. Best of all, the bride-to-be will receive it well before her wedding! Congratulations again, Donna!