Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Midwinter Projects Part III: Custom Mexican Inspired Aprons

One of my fun mid winter projects was to make these custom aprons for Jeff and Colee to go with their new Mexican inspired kitchen (note the tiles below the cabinets). Colee likes the antique-trimmed loteria cards and chose a sweet vintage-y floral for the skirt and neck ties. I added a blue/green piece from my collection as waist/back ties and a pair of powder blue shirt cuffs.
Jeffry's apron was actually a surprise birthday gift. I made it from a length of a new "Paseo do los Muertos" print on black. The rest I repurposed from a variety of textile objects: brown side panels that were a fancy (though not soft enough to rest your sleepy face on) pillow cover, the neck strap was a button-hole placket of a shirt, the back waist ties were the ties from a wrap-around skirt and the entire thing is lined with light drapery fabric with a botanical illustrations. The apron is reversible.
Levi in Jeff's very own "man sling." Colee never wears it.
Awww! Love in the kitchen. One of the many places it belongs.

1 comment:

Elissa said...

I saw this contest over at Lark Books and immediately thought of your work: They're looking for work using repurposed pillowcases...sounds like a match. Go win some books.

:) Elissa