Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The 80% Apron
I 80% like this apron. It was a for a co-worker to give to a friend as a bridal shower gift. The recipient declared her favorite colors to be black, white, and light pink. Maybe it's just me... but those were tough colors to work with... particularly because I don't like the combo. I went for the faux-Parisian fabrics that tend to come in that color scheme and picked something I liked, the little birdies.
At first it was a black apron with a birdie pocket. Then... far too late at night after far too much work... I had the realization of "Ew! You just made a black apron!" I swapped the fabrics and liked this presentation much better. (Although I'm still not enamored with the black).
My very favorite part was the little birdie. The apron needed something to liven up that drab pocket. I especially love the birdie's legs. Because I pinned the bird on to spare him the washing machine, his little embroidered legs are left clinging to the branch. Too cute.