Last night I added a new men’s apron to the Folksy shop, and made a ‘men’s apron’ category.
A ‘one off’ mens apron; made from denim offcuts, different shades and some reversed, pieced together to make a unique maker’s apron. It was quite exciting to make; usually I plan designs very carefully, do diagrams etc but this one was more spontaneous, folding and handling the fabric until I got all the fabric pieces in the right place.
No 6 aprons will use the same basic pattern with adjustable neck tie with a loop, pencil pocket on the breast, large pocket, narrow ties, but each will be unique with different arrangements of fabric offcuts.
My first festive apron. I really loved this fabric when I saw it in Rolls and Rems, but it took me a few weeks to ‘take the plunge’… then I went back a few days later to buy the fabric with the tiny red stars for the contrast fabric.
This is a new apron, with two neck ties which knot at the back – this is for more length or coverage adjustment.
Actually this apron was made weeks ago, but I couldn’t get a decent photo of it – we had much better luck today it was so beautiful and warm! I particularly like James photo taken from behind the geraniums!
Listed a new No 4 House Apron on Folksy. Dark denim with white top stitching, which is tricky to sew but I like the finished effect. I’ve made a No4 Artisan Apron too, in the same fabric, but haven’t managed to get a decent photo of it yet!
I finished these last week but only just got around to photographing it. This is almost the same as the cross-over back No4 Artisan Apron, I’ve changed the pocket design and I think I will use prints or woven surface patterns for this one. I wear my dark tie-dye No4 Artisan Apron all the time; the cross-over back feature is great, it’s so comfortable and easy to get on and off – particularly useful with my ‘frozen shoulder’ and recent tummy operation.
Unfortunately it’s a bit hard to see the very nice fabric from the very small photos on the Folksy shop, they look pale grey, hopefully people will click to look at a larger image.
I’ve started a new apron collection on the Folksy shop, called ‘Artisan’, I put three up today. They are designed with function and style in mind, for craftspeople, technicians and designers (but pretty good for home use too). This is all about building A Dog Like Sparky a distinctive brand.