Every Tuesday morning, our office gathers for "Show and Tell," where we bring in art or handmade items we've been working on in our personal time. From editors to designers, from sewists to mixed media artists, we've got a range of talent at our office.
|Cook's Apron, by Charise Randell.|
Last week was no different, and some great projects were on display. We saw one editor's completed table runner, another's yarn spinning project, and a photo of a sculpture our intern is working on. Our new designer even had an apron she had sewn.
As we passed the apron around the room, a few people commented on what style apron they prefer. Some like an apron with a full front to wipe hands on and protect against spills, while others preferred the skirt-only type.
I fall into the full-front camp. I'm more of a baker than a cook, so I'm prone to batter flying out of my mixing bowl and landing on me, or getting dusted with dry ingredients. I need all the coverage I can get.
In our recent The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews special issue of Stitch, we have a full-front version, the Cook's Apron, by Charise Randell. The apron is made with eyelet and gingham, and is absolutely adorable. I've always loved yellow, and in this project it gives the apron a bright, sunny feel.
If you're looking for an apron to sew, check out the Cook's Apron in The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews special issue, available in the Sew Daily Shop. The shop is also offering The Unofficial Downton Abbey Collection, pairing the magazine with a cookbook.
What are your thoughts on apron styles? Do you enjoy sewing aprons, or other kitchen accessories? I can't wait to hear.