I’ve added two new crossback apron designs in the Etsy/Folksy shops. Variations on my two most popular work aprons, these have split skirts designed for potters and useful for a variety of different crafts, home/garden.
Introducing the No19 – a new ‘bib and skirt’ apron design – in the Folksy and Etsy shops today.
No19:2 – A black linen bib apron with a heavy lace trim, inspired by Austrian Tyrol folk dress – we had a wonderful summer holiday there once, when I was 11, on Sunday women passed the hotel in their way to church, dressed in long plum colored skirts, lace and big black hats! Folksy
No19:3 – A royal blue cotton canvas apron, inspired by 1940’s wartime ultility clothing. Etsy
I’ve been pondering doing a children’s crossback apron for quite a while – a couple of weeks ago a lady contacted me via Etsy to ask for just that! Her husband had bought her one of my No 4:3 aprons, which loves, and she wanted a couple like it for her young son.
I made a version of the adult No 7, so that the apron could be size/age adjustable age 4-7. I used the long side offcuts from cutting denim No 4 & No 7, seaming the aprons down the middle. This will reduce the final price of the apron a bit, when added to the making time which is only 40 minutes less than making than an adult size apron, plus webbing, d-rings and thread.
Here is the first sample….it is rather cute.
I’ve added a new design to the range, a pleated pinafore apron ‘No14’, now on Etsy & Folksy
The apron has deep pockets concealed behind the pleated skirt, a box pleat in the bib, adjustable neck ties and long waist ties – the first three in this design are in crisp dark navy twill.
I’ve been working on this design for since before Christmas! …with several toiles and samples…
I listed a new apron range on Etsy today!
Individual and unusual aprons pieced together from offcuts of denim and other cotton fabrics left from making the aprons in the In The Making range – taking inspiration from Japanese Boro clothing and vintage French and American rustic aprons, which were made from collected fabric scraps and usuable parts of worn out clothing.
I laid bits of fabric out on a big table and pieced each apron together like a jigsaw, balancing the different blue denim tones and complementing with contrasting ticking and red canvas.
A chance remark by a glassmaker on Instagram, about needing big pockets for craft markets, was the ‘lightbulb moment’ for designing this apron.
The aim was an apron that was brilliantly useful at craft fairs, beautifully made and intrinsically convey the wearer is a practicing artist/maker.
Delighted to have found some more of this tie dye denim to make a few cross back aprons.
I’ve been wearing one like it for a couple of years – I like how splodges of paint etc add to the character!
Find details on Etsy shop Tie dye No 4.1