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Pocketed Prototype

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In the book A is for Apron there are several pages of photos of vintage aprons.  I love looking at them and there was one in particular I liked that was very full with many pockets across the bottom. I decided to see if I could copy it.  Because I was making this up I didn’t want to use any of the new designer fabric I’ve recently bought. What fabric you say? Why, all of this:

I searched my stash and found some cream colored polished cotton and some brick red with a little design on it.  I really liked what I came up with, though it was very very long.  I divided the two center pockets in half horizontally, which I really liked in terms of aesthetics.  However, I decided that it was too long and so  I cut off the bottom and resewed the hem and retrimmed it.  Much better.

Before:

After:

Also key to this apron is some sort of fun gewgaw (as my friend Liz says) at the pocket intersections. I chose these lovely little flowers to add.

Still trying to decide on a name-thank you for the poll and the suggestions! Cornish Kitchen seems to be the favorite, though I worry it’s too kitchen oriented, and I am personally drawn to something with Bluebird because I have a special fondness for them and I could use a little picture of a bluebird. We’ll see. I need to pick something soon so I can have cards made up for the craft fair!

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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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  1. Oooh, the prototype looks awesome now that it’s been shortened! I love that style and can’t wait to see if done up in the fun fabrics.

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    • Thanks! I am surprised at how much I like it in the “plain fabrics”! My head spins with how many things you can do with aprons.

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  2. Ooh, look at that awesome stash of fabric! You’ve got some really nice patterns there.

    I love your prototype! A pocketed apron is a brilliant idea.

    To chime in on the naming, I also like the sound of Cornish Kitchen a LOT, but I do think it might be misleading for people who might have been expecting baked goods or something similar. My vote was/is for Miss Bluebird!

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  3. LOVE the apron – gosh, what a logical thought to have pockets on an apron… yet I’ve never owned one with them before! Fabulous idea, & Love the flower buttons!

    In terms of names, I like anything that includes “Cornish” because it’s such a great name, & it’s yours!

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