Thursday, September 13, 2012

Riley Blake Verona Apron - these pre-printed Apron Panels make for aquick and easy afternoon sewing project!

Fresh from the design studio of Emily Taylor are these fun and pretty, cut-and-sew aprons from her latest Romeo & Juliette inspired collection for the Riley Blake fabric company, suitably named 'Verona.' With everything you need economically placed and printed on just one yard of basic cotton, this is a project that's quick, easy, and inexpensive:
Not only is the print lovely, but the pattern and design of how it all goes together is pretty brilliant also. Emily has designed these aprons in a way that makes them easy to customize and augment with your taste and crafting skills. You can choose one pocket or two; you can line the apron or not; you may customize the straps, and apply the coordinated ric-rac, too, if you like:
Seeing the simplicity of the layout will surely temp you to give it a try; for even the instructions are written on the cloth itself!

For a detailed tutorial, to meet the designer Emily Taylor, and for customization ideas and variations, I recommend watching this video.
You can shop these apron panels and the coordinating ric-rac here.