Christmas gift, I wanted to make a matching set for me and lil' AC. I didn't mind spending $1.99 for the pattern and I hoped the Simplicity directions would fill in the gaps the book had. I'm looking for the right fabric to make those matching aprons. Even though I don't have the right fabric, that pattern was calling me! Turns out that my mom is the only one I hadn't made an apron for. (And she had actually asked for one for Christmas! I know. I know! Bad daughter!!) For mother's day, I decided to make her the Lorelei/Simplicity 2492. I used the pattern pieces from the book but used the Simplicity instructions. I took me about 2.5 hours to make the apron and I did not rip out one seam! The Simplicity instructions helped tremedously. Here's my mom's Mother's Day Apron.
The book instructions for adding the rick rack and bias tape where not clear to me. The Simplicity instructions were very straight forward to me. This is the portion I'm talking about
The neck area of the aprons are different from the book and the Simplicity pattern. I like the non-tie neck in the book. Here's a close up of the back of the Simplicity pattern. You can see the pattern details a little better.
The Simplicity pattern also give you patterns for pot holders, sachet and some felt food (cookies).