Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Aprons from Paris
I have this beautiful Japanese Apron book called something along the lines of 'Aprons from Paris' - my french is only slightly different from my non-existant understanding of Japanese.
I mostly bought this book as it's completely beautiful as all Japanese craft books seem to be. Such lovely photographs, and of course aprons. I did manage to make one despite all the instructions being in Japanese and was quite pleased with the way it turned out. It was my first experience of pleats and embroidery. Also sewing with linen which turns out to be quite tricky.
The pattern has a scottie dog but I replaced it with a butterfly. The embroidery was great fun, and I would love to do some more. As you can see from the pics its a big grubby, I wear it with pride. In hindsight I should have roped in one of the kids to model it, the cat wasn't so willing!
I think Japanese sewing books may become an obsession of mine, even if I don't get round to making anything from them, they are a lovely way to pass 5 minutes with a cup of tea!