It’s not exaggeration to say that I actually love my trusty old linen japanese pinafore cross back apron. The straps are wide and cross over at the back. The front pocket is good and roomy. The cut just right. I love how it feels and looks and given half a chance could easily wear it every day. I think part of my love stems from the fact that I wear my pinafore apron when I’m being creative. Whether it’s a creative workshop I’m attending to write up later for the blog, or simply weekends spent pottering in the garden or cooking in the kitchen. Happy simple pleasures, and always in my pinafore apron.
I’ve noticed that this style of apron is increasingly popular within the creative community. I see lots of beautiful aprons at the creative UK workshops I attend. There are a lot of us who feel the same way about the aprons we wear when we’re being creative. So I thought I’d share a few of my absolute favourites with you.
pinafore apron love #1
The Erin crossover apron by The Stitch Society is a real beauty. I love the slightly shorter length, the beautiful shell buttons and wide crossover straps. The Stitch Society aprons are so well made they actually come with a 10 year guarantee! LOVE!
pinafore apron love #2
Linen pinafore apron handmade made in England by Nadinoo has fab dungaree style straps at the back and I love the generous loose fit and the coarse texture of the linen. Available in natural, grey and midnight navy.
pinafore apron love #3
Japanese washed linen apron from Suffolk-based tea and kate
I can’t decide whether I like the delicate striped white linen or dark blue linen best.
pinafore apron love #4
I love Cotwolds based Swedish House at Home – and this linen Japanese style crossover pinafore apron is specially handmade for them. I love the crumpled textural linen and the flattering shape. Pockets are just right too…
Here it is worn on my recent trip to the Isle of Wight
pinafore apron love #5
I love this classic and robust cross over apron made in East Anglia for Spry Workwear. You can’t go wrong with navy blue sail cloth can you?
pinafore apron love #6
I made a cross back apron dress at one of the workshops that Dolly founder, Diana Uprichard, runs in Lewes. Here’s the apron dress I made. Click through to see the step by step images.
How gorgeous are these two natural beige linen beauties I found on a blog site I love called The Dailys (which finds and celebrates the beauty in everyday life).
This one is from a lovely blog by photographer Aurelie Lecuyer
This lovely soft washed linen one is available to buy from Greige
Easy step by step DIY tutorial to sewing simple skirts including this lovely linen skirt pattern by Merchant and Mills.
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