Monday, February 14, 2011

New(ish) Design - The Olive Apron!

So I came up with this apron design several months ago but I'm finally getting around to posting about it! While browsing Netflix for something interesting to watch, I came upon the adorable Pushing Daisies and soon fell head over heels in love. If you haven't seen this show and you love gorgeous fairytale-like, color drenched eye candy, go watch it!! The costumes are just beautiful, retro and slightly over the top, just my style.

In the second season, one of the characters named Olive Snook (played by the adorable Kristin Chenoweth), goes to a convent and while twirling on a hill top, à la Sound of Music...

...her full skirted apron completely captured my attention and inspired a new apron design. I couldn't get it out of my head until I'd made it with my hands!

I loved the combination of the slightly dropped waist with the full, gathered circle skirt.

And that is why I've named this style Olive. :-)

I exaggerated the dropped waist a bit, added a bit more fullness, shortened the skirt and eliminated the bib as I just wanted a half apron. This was the result:

That was the first attempt, it's available on Etsy here.

Then I made these as well, also available on Etsy:

Etsy listing here.

Etsy listing here.


PNG said...

These are just gorgeous! Need to get me one of those.:) Too bad Valentine's Day is over.:( Love the new blog facelift!

Sleen said...

So pretty, Steph!

Mariel Proulx said...

Gorgeous, Stephanie!