Finding terry cloth--supposedly one of the world's most-made fabrics (?)--not so easy. Yes, I could get it online but it's hard to be sure of the quality from an image on a computer screen and the description when one doesn't know how to decipher the weight details and such, which I don't. Aside from not wanting to wait, or pay, for delivery, I saw something that dissuaded me from buying this online. I was on fabric.com looking at one fabric, supposedly made in the US of A out of premium cotton, and put it in my cart. At checkout, it said fabric.com was an Amazon company so I thought I would check out Amazon since I could get free shipping. But on the Amazon site the very same product was listed as 100% polyester. Ew. A towel made out of polyester. So I got spooked.
Then I stopped at Joann's. They had terry cloth. It was 100% cotton, not all that nice, but I figured what they hey, I could try it. They had no color I wanted so I got white and some gray dye. I dyed the fabric and it turned out light blue. Irritating.
Then my husband and I were at Menard's getting something for the house and I looked down and saw terry bath towels in the perfect shade of gray. They were cheap--cheaper than the Joann's fabric not to mention the dye--so I got them.
First I made the apron using my restaurant apron as a pattern. Then I dressed it up with the fabric I made the curtains out of.
So maybe a terry cloth apron was not the best idea I have ever had. But it should do the trick for a while and I think it looks kind of cute.
UPDATE: A terry cloth apron was one of the best damn ideas I ever had.