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Tuesday's Apron

Tuesday's Apron -Stitched Aprons and Towels

Some cute apron inspirations for today's Tuesday's Apron.

Leo's Dry Goods

Leo's Dry Goods

I love these aprons. Everything about them is a nod to homemade, handmade, and free form embroidery with the sewing machine. 

These aprons are from a little shop called Leo's Dry Goods.  The founder of Leo's is Shari, with a decorative painter background.  Her towels and aprons are now painted with thread. 

It's difficult to embroider, never mind embroider on a machine with no set pattern or control.  Looking at the fine lines of these drawings amazes me.  

Sewn on canvas or flour sack towels, these utility towels are super absorbent not just cute!

You can read Shari's story here.  All photos are from Leo's Dry Goods Etsy Shop. 

This is Tuesday's Apron, I hope you enjoyed it!

Tracey

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