These are vegetable aprons that I was commissioned to make hanging up on the fence of my local community garden. This is actually my plot within that garden. It is located in Rock Creek Park right here in Washington DC and has been the source of lots of good things to eat this summer.
I was contacted through my blog by someone who had seen the bell pepper hot pad I had made as part of the Patchwork Please sew along.
They asked me if I could make something similar to this into an apron. They wanted 3 different colored bell peppers and 3 different colored eggplants.
I didn’t know that green eggplants exist, did you? (It could double as a pear!)
They also wanted a tomato.
They wanted them all to have pockets which is what that darker area across the middle of them is. (In the garden pics)
I thought I was pretty clever making the “seeded” sections travel across the pocket of the tomato.
The aprons all have grosgrain ribbon ties at the neck and for around the waist.
It was a ton of fun to make these aprons! Solid fabrics were requested. I think it would have been even more fun to sew them in more interesting fabrics (like the hot pad). I was sad to send them off. Maybe I’ll be making some more soon for myself, just for fun! They sure looked cheerful on that garden fence.