My alchemist’s apron is finished! Well, Maybe never finished, but it’s reached the stage where I’ve done all I intended to do and any further work would be sheer wanton embellishment. This is a project developed by India Flint and offered as a course in her School of Nomad Arts. The apron repurposes an old linen shirt, using the back of the shirt as a bib and the plackets as straps. The sleeves of course are turned into pockets.
- Heavily embroidered bib, which took forever, as I really procrastinated on finishing it.
- Light-catching white buttons bordering the bib, with one special floral bouquet button and one tiny button in deep green.
- Interior bib patch of dyed silk noil embroidered with a secret word “entrance” and embellished with a brass button. Floral embroidery came through from the front to the back, making this patch look rather jungly. The word “entrance” came from India Flint, who reveled in its double meaning.
- Rear hip pockets made from the ends of the sleeves, retaining the button closures for safekeeping any contents tucked in there.
- Front pockets are double layered. They can be entered from the sides or the top.
- Pockets were dyed with turmeric “coins” for prosperity.
- Trinket lines bordering the front pockets. The denim scraps were rebel-stitched, then a few saved trinkets were attached with blanket-stitched lengths of thread, so they dangle prettily.