Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Musings by Knitwits - A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu



Published: May 2008
Publisher: Lark Books
Pages: 144
Copy: My own
Summary: Goodreads


A is for adorable and amazingly irresistible and incredibly attractive: who would have imagined that the apron, that charming and nostalgic symbol of domesticity, would become today’s must-have home accessory? But it most certainly is, as stitchers and crafters flock to these creative canvases as the perfect vehicle for showcasing fabulous fabric, simple embellishments, an...moreA is for adorable and amazingly irresistible and incredibly attractive: who would have imagined that the apron, that charming and nostalgic symbol of domesticity, would become today’s must-have home accessory? But it most certainly is, as stitchers and crafters flock to these creative canvases as the perfect vehicle for showcasing fabulous fabric, simple embellishments, and novel ideas. These ingenious projects—from ultra-feminine and vintage chic to whimsical color-play—include waist and bib aprons, pinafores, smocks, cobblers, and even something for the pint-sized cook. All of the projects are photographed in a playful style. And templates, sewing basics, and quick and easy projects for sprucing up store-bought aprons and whipping up aprons from recycled materials are here too!

Attention sewers, the humble apron is back, with bells on.  I've always thought it a pity that pretty aprons have gone out of style, but I've noticed in the last little while that perhaps there has been a bit of a revival.  Certainly there are so many beautiful cotton fabrics available that it seems a shame not to use them to make something simple and practical. 

Most of the 25 different designs in this books are suitable for a beginner sewer and all of them are gorgeous.  There are half aprons and full ones and even a couple for kids.  These would make amazing Christmas gifts for the women in your family, and while you're at it you could make one for yourself.  Wear them in the kitchen, wear them in the garden, or wear them as a new fashion accessory.  Wherever you decide to wear your apron, have fun!

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