January is such a quiet month – but a good time to get to grips with the new ideas circling in my head and all the sketches I’ve scribbled on scraps of paper over the last few months when I was busy making potters/craft aprons for Christmas.
This is a split skirt version of the pleated pinafore apron that proved popular last year. I love this soft traditional ticking fabric, but to look good, a patterned fabric needs a simpler design so it doesn’t look jumbled. The bib is flat, double fabric, rather than pleated, with a pocket added; the seam pockets didn’t work well so close to the front split, so I placed patch pockets at the back; the waist ties are longer, allowing them to be tied at the front too. Hopefully I can get a couple of these photographed on a model and in the Folksy/Etsy shops by the end of the month.