September 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm 5 comments

This apron is bright to begin with, but photographing it in direct sunlight certainly doesn’t help. My goodness! Shield your eyes!

At first, I made the apron without the small red star. But the more I looked at it, the more it seemed like something was missing. I pulled Alex over for a fresh perspective, and he recommended adding a little more red.

Such a simple alteration, but it made a huge difference. And I’ve officially promoted Alex to lead art director of Fat Orange Cat. Won’t that look impressive on his resume!

I finished the apron off with binding made from a leftover stash of a gorgeous Japanese print. You can’t distinguish the beautiful Geisha girls on such a thin strip of binding, but the I think the color and now-abstract images work well with the design of the apron.


Entry filed under: Fabric, Family/friends, Handmade goodies, Sewing, Things and stuff.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. calegar  |  September 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I love this apron! It’s great!

  • 2. jacquie  |  September 30, 2008 at 12:19 am

    you make a great team! love this fabric.

  • 3. Lorna  |  September 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Wow – your apron is adorable – the colours are stunning, I am making some aprons for christmas presents, I do hope that they are as good as yours.

  • 4. Erin K  |  September 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Amazing I totally love this. 🙂

  • 5. kalki  |  October 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

    This is your coolest apron yet. I adore it.


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