Monday, January 28, 2013

For the love of Fabric and their Designers

I have had some very beautiful fabric in my stash for a while now.  It is Urban Farm by Keri Beyer for In the Beginning Fabrics. I look at it, I love it and yet I can't stand to cut into it.  I know I am not the only one out there with this issue.  But I got to thinking that it was silly for the fabric to remain where I didn't see it every day.  I have debated the use of the fabric for some time.  

Originally I wanted curtains for my kitchen, but if I did that, they might not fit our next house and I would be sad I used the fabric.  After some serious thinking  I decided to make an apron. I use my apron very frequently, it hangs in my kitchen where I can see it even when I am not using it.  Yes the perfect solution.  

I wanted it to be reversible because then I could use the 2 fabrics, so I decided to use the Church Ladies Apron pattern by Mari Mulari.  I love the fit of the apron and the ease of no neck ties.  I do not however really like sewing it.  The neck is fussy and the rounded pockets are also fussy.  I ended up cutting off the round end and making it square. But it was totally worth it in the end!  The apron turned out gorgeous!

While looking for more of this fabric I came across the designers website.  There, was listed her email address.  I decided that I would share with her my love for her fabric and a photo of my apron.  I wasn't expecting even to hear a response.  

I was however greatly surprised to find 2 emails from her. Thanking me for taking the time to compliment her fabric designs.  She has not been designing for a while and recently made the decision to get back into it, and my kind words had reaffirmed that she made the right decision.   It was very nice to know that a few minutes to email her could be so worthwhile!

I look forward to seeing new designs!  Until then I will continue to worship my new apron ;)