My pink lemonade apron for this month’s tie one on is about as imparactical as it can be. Sheer, flimsy, gauzy and barely held together with pink thread. But really how messy can you get mixing up lemonade? I was inspired by this design by Peachoo+Krejberg that I saw in Elle a few months ago. They make such beautiful things.
I tore out the page and stuck it up on my inspiration board because I thought it would be a cool quilt idea – folding and piling up fabric for a 3D effect. The beautiful pink and orange combination caught my eye when I was thinking of ideas for the pink lemonade theme. I initially started working with a sheer gauzy pink fabric but then I found this very lightweight pink gingham fabric on super sale at the fabric store and thought maybe it’d be cool because it’s gingham and more of a traditional apron fabric. It is so so difficult to capture the cascading cake icing look Peachoo+Krejberg pull off so brilliantly, but I gave it my best shot.
I like the weight and volume and silliness of this apron even though everyone I show it to says "uh, ok…" My sister Katie was nice enough to do a little photo shoot for us. And even indulge my hommage to the japanese craft book – eating fruit with a spoon.