Evening in the Country...

Evening in the Country...
...a gorgeous view of the WV mountains I get to enjoy everyday. Also the place Bri proposed earlier this year! [Not taken on that day.]

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Is For Apron

A Is For Apron is a wonderfully collaborative book put together by Nathalie Mornu. It includes 25 "Fresh and Flirty" designs by several designers including:
Betsy Couzins, Wendi Gratz, Erin Harris, Teresa Harrison Johnson, Samantha Kramer, Morgan Moore, Joan K. Morris, Jennifer M. Ramos, Aimee Ray, Susan Sertain, Valerie Shrader, Ruth Singer, Carrie Sommer, Joan Hand Stroh, Suzanne J.E. Toutillott, Amy Tyree and Angelina Williamson.

The book includes an introduction, anatomy of an apron (including different pocket details), making your apron have flair, apron kit, techniques, a short history on aprons and many pictures of vintage aprons.

The designs included in this book are wonderful! There is something in this book for anyone who needs an apron (and who doesn't?) or wants to practice sewing (and who doesn't?). I plan to make a few aprons for Christmas gifts and decided to grab this book as a muse.

I will say that my favs in the collection are Cosmopolitan, Deep Pockets, Josephine (which is reversible), Mango Tango, Marie Antoinette and Kaleidoscope. These are all very different designs and Kaleidoscope even includes pintucking detail.

The fabrics used in all the designs are wonderful and it shows how you can put different material patterns together for a wonderful "fresh" look.

Overall, I can't wait to begin making my own aprons, for myself and family and friends.

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