After seeing all the apron fantastic over at rollerskates and an apron yesterday, it is apron fever at angry chicken today. So instead of spending my precious Oscar respite working on the alarmingly long list of to-dos I've written out I'm sitting here playing the apron game too. I didn't realize how much I've had apron on the brain these days.
I've been thinking of making one for Tim. He has a nasty habit of getting super messy while making dinner and since I suck ass at laundry, I thought - boy apron! Something bbq-ish with a little embroidery to make me giggle - super dad or something. I'd like to make this one but I don't think he'd go for it.
Then yesterday when I was perusing that awesome japanese link from Katey I came across this page of wonderful aprons. I love them - so stripey, so utilitarian, so gadget great. And I started dreaming up a notions carrying apron for my back-tack project! Wouldn't that be so cool! Something like this but with special pockets for pincushion, seamripper, etc. Not very practical though. It'd be kinda pokey when you settled into the sofa for a night of sewing.
It also dawned on me that apron was where I was going with this, my next doll design. I was thinking of a group of my new dolls with pockets in the dress/body for craft tools and supplies for sewing, knitting, drawing, etc. A built in apron!
UPDATE: yes yes!! like Brandy's utility belt on her self portrait as a young artist. just like that! but not as cool and fancy.
That's what I should be doing - cutting out my next doll instead of sitting here at the computer but first just two more things...
This photo Amy posted from one of her apron books set off an "a-ha" for me. I've been looking for a cute pattern for a simple jumper or dress that I could make for all the little baby girls in my life. Now I'm thinking apron - that great over-the-shoulder criss cross in the back number. That doesn't look too hard and how fun would that be for a little girl?! And lastly, Amy - I found one in the basement! It's yours if you want it. A little frilly Degas for you?