Today I have another original apron design to show you. This is one of the three I designed for my mom last Christmas (the first one was the Embellished Apron). It also happens to be her favorite. I chose a royal blue cherry blossom home décor print from fabric.com. I like to use home décor weight fabrics for aprons, because they protect better than a lightweight cotton. The aprons I make are meant to be practically functional, as well as pretty.
My pattern design was inspired by sophisticated jackets. I wanted to it be tailored looking, like something you could feel you could speak to hundreds of people in, but actually resume working wonders in the kitchen.
I used contrasting black piping on the bodice which adds structure and class.
I found the 6 brass buttons at a thrift store. (I love rummaging thrift stores for eye-catching buttons. They’re great to have on hand for when inspiration hits).
I also used contrasting black and white striped fabric I had on hand for the for the ties. I also lined the bodice part in the stripes, although I forgot to photograph it.
I’m pretty sure my mom could film a cooking show in this apron. It turned out rather stunning.
If you liked this apron, check out some of the other aprons I’ve designed and made below:
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Nice aprons!!! Do you sell these? You could!!!
Am I guessing right….”Marian” is with Miss Mustard Seed in mind? “Anne” with an “e” is with Ann Voskamp (without the “e”)in mind?….They would be honored!!!!
Thank you so much Addie! I don’t sell them at this point, but I am thinking about it. It would be at a “high-end” cost, however, so for that reason I’ve been hesitant to pour myself into it. And you’re right about the Marian apron, I actually sent that one to her. 🙂 And the Anne with an “e” apron was actually inspired by Anne of Avonlea (one of my favorites!), and is my apron. I do love Ann Voskamp, but no this inspiration is purely based on my love of historical fiction costume design! 🙂