This article is part three of making this apron. For the other parts, please see:
The Complete Outfit
|With Accessories||Without Accessories & Accrutements|
I really think the bits and pieces definitely add to the overall look.
I used overall closures, and found some nice brassy ones at JoAnn's. Part of a filagree clasp was sewn into the patch pocket for things such as eyeglasses or maybe a monacle chain. The three cogs serve as a "center" piece for the bodice.
The silver cylinder thing is a drinking flask, because it's socially acceptable to have a nip every now and then. I had added a 3-belt-like-loops in the front (using left over fabric). I used the flask as an approximate measure of how big those loops can be. They can be used for tools, hooking in other items, or holding a flask :-)
There is another resin-casted cog on the pocket,
which also serves a nifty place to hang my pocket watch chain. I am going to add another cog later (this one pin-backed).
There are two in-line seam pockets on either side (the watch disappears into it.)
Also, there are three tabs holding the D-rings,
which are nice places to hook other things, such as tools or keys.
Two patch pockets complete the front.
A black 2" clip painted gold then antiqued, served as the closure.