The Cutest Aprons Ever
With the season of oinkitude and holiday entertaining upon us, let us give thanks for the bounty of the earth and the awesomeness of the APRON which no serious cook (or person who wants to look cute in the kitchen or arranging the cheese plate) should be without. Why keep reaching for that dishrag when you can simply wipe your hands on what you're wearing? Where is that spoon? The thermometer? Oh, right here, in my apron pocket! Once you try one, you will never cook without. Here, choices to suit every cook and wannabe.
I don't know if Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame wears an apron, but I can totally see her in one of these, conveniently made in San Francisco, so as to not interfere with her locavoritude.
As for the rest of us, who could resist the refined, heritage-y linen-cotton blend, clean lines, and infinitely adjustable cotton twill straps? They're designed with input from chefs and food stylists who wear aprons all day long, and specially crafted to sit on one's shoulders and cross in the back, so as to not strain one's neck as one labors over one's radicchio and dandelion salad with anchovy, walnuts, and pecorino. Or possibly just some spaghetti.
The apron: adorable; the text accompanying it on Just Scandinavian's website? Inscrutable. And yet, it's just makes us love it more, like an adorable foreign exchange student who speaks terrible English. "Parrot with flower urn is a tribute to the county of Torna's herb garden and displays the love of fragrant flowers, parrots and singing birds. Inside the garden walk men and women in 1700s costumes."
What? Huh? Whatever, the pattern is from 1792 and still totally awesome, as they like to say in Torna's herb garden. The colors are just so bright and cheery. Nobody else you know has this apron, we're willing to bet. Also, it's made of linen, which I quite enjoy in the kitchen as it's very absorbent and yet quick to dry. "This fabric reproduction is a free translation from a bench seating pillow." Wait, what?
I do not sew but if I did—how cute is this?? Very. And so flattering, right? An empire-waist apron. An empron, let's call it. With that shirred top and waist-flattering ties that can be fastened in the front or back?
And yes, that's right, it's reversible. We highly recommend doing it in two different prints. Not to be gross but a reversible apron is very practical because if, while you're cooking, one side gets too grubby, you can just take it off, flip it over, put it back on and look perfectly respectable again. This pattern is for advanced beginners, say the good people at Emmeline, who also sell kits for this very pattern, featuring some pretty adorable polka-dot and modern floral prints.
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