Busy Week with New Aprons

I'm currently on vacation in Turks and Caicos and loving it! What's not to love? It's 82 degrees. Back home in Brooklyn it's in the 30's.  However before I left it was a very busy week! A new season is here and with that is a changeover of products in addition to restocking some of my current clients.  Here are a few of the aprons I have been working on. 

The Yes Master apron is exclusive to Shag in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  The top fabric is from Spoonflower and the bottom fabric is a Kaufman medium weight rail stripe.  It has a front box pleat and one pocket.  Definitely more of a girly feel.   Shag is an independent store in Brooklyn that is owned by two fantastic women.  You can find out more here. 

Also exclusive to Shag are kitschy pin up napkins.  These come as one sided or reversible to a subtle white on white hash print.  

This season I have been working on more half aprons.  There seems to me quite a few requests for cafe style aprons. The below is a classic railroad stripe.  Two different size pockets in a different stripe, lined in a pop color fabric as usual and top stitched with a thick denim thread in red. On the wearer's left side is a towel loop in classic French grosgrain.  The same grosgrain is on the inside waistband.  This style apron lands right above the knee.  A good length for men and women.  

Two other new styles that I am working on is a Japanese style apron and a Butcher's apron in a new home dec weight twill fabric. 

This is a photo from my studio, workshop shot in action.  

If you are interested in purchasing the Railroad Cafe Apron you can visit my etsy shop.  If you are interested in any other aprons or have questions please leave a comment in the comments section or email me.




Tuesday's Apron

Tuesday's Apron: Inspirations

Tuesday's Apron this week is Thursday.  Time Warner, our local internet provider, has been "doing work".  We've been without cable, internet and phone for days at a time.  Frustrating when you work from home. So Tuesday's apron is today.

Do you peruse pinterest?  Lots of interesting things can be found.  Also lots of uninteresting things.  But it is always nice to see images, projects and inspirations from all over the globe.

Here are a few of my most recent inspiration pics I have found.

above photos from top left: kinfolk,  retro home on etsy, anthropologie,  attitude and apron on etsy, japan lovely crafts on etsy, bowl and pitcher,  becnally.com,  quito keeto

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday's Apron

Tuesday's Apron- The Harper Apron

Full apron with October Edibles Pocket

Full apron with October Edibles Pocket

I've been gearing up for the summer season, prepping for markets, designing and experimenting with some new designs and I have a spring break coming up! Busy bee here in Brooklyn.  One of my new aprons, which debuted at the Handmade Holiday Cavalcade at Chelsea Market in Manhattan last Christmas was the Charley Harper apron.  I have renamed it the Harper apron.  These will be a limited collection and only a few in each design.  This is a full style Butcher Apron with 3 pockets.  The third pocket will be a media pocket.  All pockets are double sided and will feature some of the amazing, gorgeous prints from Charley Harper's Birch Organic collection. 

The main body of the apron will be a linen cotton fabric, perfect for the warm weather and a hot kitchen.  

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Tuesday's Apron

Tuesday's Apron - Vintage Style

A few years ago I was hired to design and craft aprons for 3 theme restaurants here in NYC.  The motifs were quite diverse: French bistro, flapper era and steak and seafood place.  The client had some ideas in mind but my work was cut out for me.  I love doing research.  So I jumped in full on.   I collected a few books at this time on vintage aprons and was looking thru them recently, part of my spring cleaning and gearing up for some new apron designs. 

apron books

What I am most intrigued by is the variety of women's aprons.  Something for every personality and every occasion.  A Christmas apron with bells and poinsettias on it, an apron for when entertaining your friends at Bridge night.  What happened to Bridge night? Maybe I should try to bring that back in Brooklyn.  As a designer I can always find something useful or inspiring from these books.  This is one of my favorite parts of the design process.

An apron to wear when entertaining on bridge night. Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

An apron to wear when entertaining on bridge night. Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

an Apron from a feed sack bag  Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

an Apron from a feed sack bag Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

Bunny apron  Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

Bunny apron Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel