So, for the last few days, I have been designing and redesigning my first big craft project. I have done some small projects before but this is my first solo project. It’s a (drum roll) chef’s apron!!
I wanted my apron to not only be attractive to the eye but also practical and meets the needs of the average cook. So the first 2 days was spent researching what makes a good apron, what materials would work best and what features do most cooks appreciate.
To be honest, when I first started my research I didn’t expect to find as much information as I did! There was plenty of people asking the same question thankfully and I was quite pleased with what I had created from the information I found.
The next task was to decide whether I would draw this digitally or manually. I decided to go with digitally because of a few reasons:
- I knew that if I drew digitally the lines and curves would be ‘clean’ as in there wouldn’t be any discrepancies and everything would match
- I could easily send it to different computers and easily keep a copy of each stage throughout the process
I couldn’t stress this next reason more emphatically:
- I am not that great at drawing! If I were given hours and hours to create the perfect template then yeah, I guess I would produce something pretty cool, but I cannot take ages out to focus on one phase of one project. Drawing digitally cuts the time down drastically and allows me to get on to the next phase of making my creation a reality!
Which brings me to where I am now! I just have to decide what colour/pattern(s) to use, I love this stage of creating things. The stage where you truly start to see what has been in your head for days and you can be really creative and put your own stamp on your designs. I will keep you guys updated!
Love & Peace,