Working on a new apron. It started as a doodle, on the morning of my open studio day when it was a bit quiet.
Since then I’ve drafted a pattern, made a toile (calico mock-up) and made lots of making notes and changes.
I bought some dark navy, crisp cotton twill in Rolls & Rems Lewisham last week, which I need to do a wash test on (to calculate shrinkage and colour loss) before I make a sample apron….
No 4.3 crossback apron – Charcoal denim with red canvas straps.
The charcoal denim has a nice silvery grey reverse side.
New No 4:3 colourway charcoal/red, and also new No12 half apron (not pictured, too dark and rainy!) in heavy charcoal denim, cut out ready to sew this week – using my two new trestle tables!
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.