Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Catwalk crisis

Taking a half way reasonable photo of an apron, without a body to put it on, is really really difficult.


I've been working on Lotta Jansdotter's Reversible Apron pattern for my friend Sarah's birthday. Decided to do a little sashiko-inspired embroidery on the plain side. It's meant to echo the flowers on the reverse - hope she gets the reference.


My modelling crisis was averted by Mark's return from school. Poor little guy looks wiped out doesn't he? Guess that term-time thing is catching up with us.


20 comments:

capello said...

oh! it's so cute!

and the model is particularly fetching.

Junie Moon said...

Wow--the apron is awesome. The embroidery is a fantastic echo of the print on the other side. I love the fabrics you chose.

Sasha said...

What a lovely gift!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Megan said...

Couldn't love it more if you'd dipped it in chocolate and served it with ice-cream.

Clever Ali.

And I hope you're not going to bring this shot up at Mark's 21st. (As gorgeous as the tired wee fella looks!)

shannon said...

oh i love that embroidered flower, it is really a lovely apron.

Marmite Breath said...

Gorgeous apron, and cutie boy.

He looks as wiped out as I feel.

Soo said...

it's gorgeous! I'm sure it will be loved!

cloth.paper.string said...

great apron! i really like the embroidery detail - it's perfect.

sarah said...

I love the fabric you chose and the embroidery is pure genius!

grumpy said...

Man in apron is the modern day equivalent to slavery!

Suzie Sews said...

Lovely
Suzie Sews
PS So many tired little people at the momet, this is a hard time for them all.

tiel said...

i love this apron, and the hand stitching is so yummy. The look on his face is either:

'mum, please not again. I'm so embarrassed'

or a more serious

'one day I'll make money doing this'..in a kind of Orlando Bloom fashion

please more stitching Ali, I love it. Just started hand quilting so this is a great bit of inspiration.

Stephanie said...

Oh I love it!

greetingarts said...

That is a fantastic apron, and the model is even better.

dottycookie said...

I like that very much. I need a new apron too - yay! I just extended my to do list!

Poor Mark - I have a very tired one here today too.

TinkerBlue said...

Love the flowery fabric. Notice your cute model was wearing it plain side out!

samantha said...

I love the plain side with the embroidery - yet another pattern to add to the list!

Louise said...

Oh Ali, that's lovely. I like the fabric - what is it? Your embroidery is gorgeous and I like the simplicity of that side of the apron. Poor Mark, Lucinda gets that look after kinder - sort of spacey and not quite with us. Bless him for helping out Mummy!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it is beautiful, your friend will be delighted. The fabrics are very pretty and the embroidery is lovely.