Although I’m still too ill to actually make crafts (grr), I can at least return to writing about crafts… By showing off the first of my Japanese craft book collection! This one may well be my favorite. It’s called The Aprons Have Arrived in Paris (at least, that’s a translation of the French on the cover), by Hiroko Le Tohic, ISBN 4-579-10972-4. It’s available at YesAsia.com — to find it (or any other specific title), go to Advanced Search and then search by ISBN number.
I love this book because everything is effortlessly chic in a way that melds both Japanese and French sensibilities:
Better still, most of the aprons seem fairly easy to sew, and I believe I could follow the diagrams without needing to understand the written directions. Many of my Japanese books are mentally filed under “inspiration” because I don’t think my still-basic skills can actually handle the projects, but this book’s got a shot!
I’m hoping to try my first apron very soon. Will keep you posted!