This is the only apron I own. I have owned it for nearly five years. I have only washed it once (it is in the wash for the second time, as we speak...or rather, as I speak). I have only worn it a handful of times, trying carefully not to get it dirty (not too hard, considering the amount of baking I do).
The reason I don't like to use it too much? My eldest daughter made it, along with a tile of matching design, in first grade.
Then for the following daughters, they quit this program of making really cool things like this. I thought I would get one tile and one apron of each girls' artwork. I didn't. (I planned to put all the tiles together someday, after we have all the kids we are going to have and we have all the tiles we are going to have and we have built our dream home, and have a beautiful backsplash in my dream kitchen of all my kids' tiles....oh, the pain of shattered dreams).
Now I've finally started to use this, reasoning that I don't have to wash it after each use if I don't dirty it each time.
I love aprons. I love wearing this. Not only because it's an apron but because it's a very special apron. I only wish I would have 3 more just like it...and eventually 2 after that!