Oh how I've missed you dear Bernina.
I went digging through my fabric stash and found this happy rosy print, appropriately named; "presents bloom" by Laurie Bird, from Windham Fabrics, and knew it would make a sweet apron. Then thinking about St. Patrick's Day (looming around the corner), and reminding myself that I never have anything remotely GREEN in my closet to wear, the minty polka-dot won out for the lining.
Naturally, there was the addition of vintage minty-green rick-rack too.
The apron pattern is one I've used many times, Simplicity #8698 (view 3-4; the short version without the elastic) but this time, I folded the lining over the raw edges along the sides, instead of using bias binding, and I really like how it turned out. I think the longer version could be altered to make the wrap-around style I mentioned before.
But for now, this really suits me just fine and dandy.