Friday, January 7, 2011

The Stella full apron with fit & flair

As mentioned in my last post, I've got a new full apron design. Lots of time adjusting and testing fit to make sure it truly fits and flatters a variety of figures. And finally, it feels ready! I just snapped a few quick pix. In honor of my new dress form, Stella, I call this apron the Stella. The hardware I'm going with for the adjustable neck strap is not the one pictured, although this one does do the trick beautifully.

The Stella apron pictured is a heavy weight linen that seems almost straight off the farm. Haven't given a moments thought as to how I'll describe the fabric, but rough hewn comes to mind. Not sure if that descriptor can be applied to fabric. It definitely fits the bill for rustic and comfortably soft - a couple of my key criteria when selecting fabric. The other fabric I'll be making this apron with is a light green (meadow) linen, mid-weight. The Stella features mini pintucks for shaping and a flattering fit for a modest bust size to a more ample bosom. Darts at the waist help to achieve the retro slightly tulip-shaped skirt. Heavy duty ruffles at the hem. Love 'em! The waist tie/neck strap also serves as binding along the sides of the bodice for one continuous line. I would love this apron with a simple, flowy woven white cotton (organic please) cap-sleeve or tank dress beneath it. The Stella will end up in the shop but that may have to wait until February.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty-town! Get a load of that ruffle - I love it!