Why the Apron:
Over the next little while I will be adding my current aprons to Aprons by Kitsch in the Kitchen, my goal is one day to actually open a shop selling my wears, be it virtual or if I am really lucky a brick and mortar!
So why the Apron? I started sewing when I was about 12, that for the record gives me about 20+ years of experience. And though I picked it up and put it down over that time, my love for making things never wavered. When I couldn’t be making something with my hands I was in the kitchen making things from scratch. Often times I found that I was wiping sauces, flours and other stuff ( I have children) on my clothes. However I refused to wear an apron partly because of the stigma attached to them and partly because many were straight up ugly or plain (I hadn’t really discovered the vintage selections yet). So I got tired of looking for ones that I liked in the stores, ones that would show off my personality and well make me feel just a little bit better about having to wear something over my clothes (smashing dressing is another love of mine). When I found ones that I did like, they were not that well made. Seams frayed and ties fell off. Now they seem to be every where but are often still not that well made. That is when I turned to handmade and started making them for myself and my friends.
I make them to be worn, day in and day out, to take wear and tear and then to be passed on to the next generation. I make them to feel special, to be comfortable and to serve a function.