Autumn is always a special time of year for me. I enjoy the mild temperatures, the promise of exciting news from the previous season’s adventures, and of course delicious hot drinks.
I’ve started designing costumes again, and I’m branching out into more diverse and experimental patterns. I am definitely considering fashion illustrations (in my shaky hand) to accompany my costumes.
I think there is something to be said about the conceptualization of a design before it’s full actualization. When something is fully thought out and consideration is given to small details, it is pretty obvious in the finished product.
A recent apron design I came up with over the holiday break is the “Dorothy”.
The name is due to the blue gingham frills that border the all natural hemp bodice of the apron; and their likeness to the blue gingham that the character Dorothy wore in the Wizard of Oz (film adaptation starring Judy Garland).
What I like the most about this piece is that there is evidence of an emerging style in the LillyBoChic line. Admirers of my designs will notice that feminine bodice shapes will often have frills or colors suggesting softness. I think that it is very necessary to allow people who identify with femininity and cherish it, to have plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves within its examples.
Therefore: flirty aprons are a must!
That being said; I also think that femininity has a hard edge- something that tells the world that we (feminine types) are willing to get out hands dirty to get the job done. What is so dirty, you might ask? Well, I suppose that is left to the imagination of the wearer and the audience.