Having exchanged a few tweets with Abi of SewYou, she encouraged me to meet her for gin in Saltaire after work to 'talk business' (that old chestnut).
Off we toddled, and guzzled, in Fanny's Ale House. Amongst anecdotes of what Abi used to do when driving home from nightclubs ten years ago, I gave her my criteria:
♥ Something like a market trader's belt but looks better
♥ Holds money and phone... and maybe more
♥ Ideally feature my logo
♥ Be colourful, kitschy, funky and fun!
Abi, being the expert on sewing, asked lots of questions to do with what I do at the fairs and what I tend to have on my person, how I wanted it to sit on my body and so forth. She sketched a plan:
I sourced the fabric... Fast Food by Alexander Henry, fits my pop-art style perfectly...
...and Abi sewed like a mo fo...
Abi posted it into my work. When it arrived I wore it all day, my colleagues thought I'd gone a bit crackers!
However, here I am, with the vendor's apron, in situ
Why not read Abi's account of designing my apron here on the SewYou blog?
♥ Colourful ♥ Kitschy ♥ Funky ♥ Fun...
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