Thursday, July 1, 2010
It started when I saw "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" the other night and the gorgeous Penelope Cruz was wearing these amazing aprons all the time over her Greek peasant dresses (like Penelope Cruz could ever be a peasant!), anyway, I decided I must have one of those aprons and it must be in linen!
So I did what I always do, ordered a TON of fabric, all linen, 11 yards in all, gorgeous, dreamy, peasant-like colors with names like "asphalt", "willow" and "chardonnay".
Then I made my prototype, which I wore all day over a t-shirt and yoga pants. I loved it! It made me feel so much more feminine and I even used the pocket to pick roses out in the yard, it was great! I'm pretty sure I became Jane Austen for a short while.
After the prototype, I made a more polished version which is now in my shop.