The Makers Apron
Most people don’t get too excited about aprons but I do because an apron not only protects clothes but also helps keep things – measuring spoons, spatulas, a tissue, or scissors – close at hand.
Years ago I read a cookbook (Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan) that gave me some invaluable advice: gather all your ingredients on the countertop before starting a recipe. The second great piece of advice that I had to learn through trial and error was to always use an apron that is functional and fashionable. Although the second aspect is arguably trivial, there’s no doubt a fantastic piece of clothing makes us feel happy and that’s what a Maker’s Apron does.
The Maker’s Apron is a collaborative effort by Earth and Sugar – a bakery known for specialty cakes and confections in Lake Worth, Florida – and Xiokat – a designer and maker of lifestyle goods, also in Lake Worth, Florida – who combined function and style to create a utility apron that looks as good as it uses.
A structured beautifully fitting apron that wears like a beautiful piece of clothing, the Maker’s Apron is made of a linen blend fabric in three colors: flax (beige), black, and chambray (a denim color). With four stitched pockets that range from 5 inches to 6.5 inches wide, there is plenty of room to tuck spoons, scissors, an i-phone and even a notepad.
The apron comes with an extra long tie on both sides (41 inches long) so that the apron can be tied to the back and wrapped around the front finished with a crisp bow. There are two lengths to choose from: 15 inches and 13 inches.
Priced at $90, the Maker’s Apron is handmade to order and can be purchased through The Social House: www.socialhouselw.com. Expect delivery within a 7 days.