Thursday, May 14, 2009

For Those Who Sew....

Hi ladies (and gents), it's me again! Suzi here at your service. While Julia is away on business I get the honor of entertaining you all. Today I would like to present you with a book I discovered one day at Barnes and Noble while killing time, waiting for Costco to open. It is called A is for Apron: 25 Fresh & Flirty Designs by Nathalie Mornu. You can also find it at Amazon.com.

For those who are interested in sewing aprons, this is a great book. It has a brief history of aprons and why they were important Pre-World War II. Like today they served a purpose to protect clothing, however 50+ years ago people wore them to protect the few "changes" of clothing they did have. In fact, if you are so inclined, you can read up on a little bit of apron history through the Michigan Time Traveler.

Back to the book. It shows several pictures of vintage aprons and has 25 patterns that you can make yourself. The book gives a materials list of how much material is needed, a picture of a completed apron, and a step by step instructional on how to assemble the aprons. The aprons in this book are fresh, flirty, and fun.

The patterns are listed in the back of the book and must be enlarged. I took the easy route and took a copy from the book to my local Kinko's to have them enlarge the pattern. Once I did that I was on my way. If only I took pictures of the ones I made, then you could see some for yourself.

So what are you waiting for? Go on, check out the book! Remember there is always the local library if you aren't interested in shelling out the money for the book. Have fun and if you make any send a picture of yourself (full body) in your new home made apron to Julia so she can post it.

Toodles for now!

7 Goddesses Have Spoken:

The Cookie Girl said...

I think I will be checking that one out today.

Head Bitch in Charge said...

I STILL don't have a copy of this book. What is wrong with me?

Tart Deco said...

WAIT! Before you buy this book, make sure to check out the reviews on Amazon on it. I was completely set to get it and them I ran across these reviews and decided against it (for now). There are A LOT of pattern issues and it looks like the instructions don't always match.

Sorry for the negativity, but I think you should know.

the ungourmet said...

I have to get this book! I have been wanting to make an apron for a while now. I love the one on the front cover!

Thanks for the heads up!

siteseer said...

thanks, always looking for new ideas.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Sounds like a crafty book I might actually be able to use! Might have to run over to the next town where the library actually gets new books.

Anonymous said...

I want to know who took the post down about Suzi Strawberry?!
Suzi I love you! You are so sweeet and cute and I can't wait for the day you win the bestest apron ever given away!
Oh and good job on the guest post!