Ok, Peeps - here's my problem. I made an apron last night for a little 5 year old boy. After talking it over with his Mom, she decided that Skulls was hip and cool and would appeal to her Kindergartner.
After doing my first reverse applique project yesterday, to mend a pair of knit pants, I was pretty enamored with the whole idea of it. I decided to incorporate it into the apron. I embroidered the boy's first initial onto a piece of white cloth, cut a pane in the front of the apron, and double stitched around the pane to 1) ensure the applique wasn't going anywhere 2) give the fraying a place to stop.
I figured skulls were pretty informal, so I didn't want a neat and tidy little applique. I went with a sort of Steampunk/Rocker vibe.
Here's my dilemma: My husband hates the patch. I'm going to blame it on a lack of sleep, but he gave me a 5 minute monologue, complete with diagrams and wild gesticulations, explaining how the font of the "M" is too formal for the skulls, the frayed edges of the applique not frayed enough and the overall vibe too "sloppy" without looking intentionally so.
Since he's NEVER had such a strong opinion on anything I've made before, I decided to bring the problem before you - my loyal readers. My husband suggests taking out the embroidered "M" and replacing it with an appliqued "M" that is blockier, perhaps in a bright red. (He also took offense with the blackness of the "M" - too much black going on.)
What do you think, guys? Do you like the apron as is? Would you change it to a blockier M? Changing it really isn't tough, so it's not a big deal. Please be honest! I've never made an apron for a little boy that actually went to a little boy. (The other one is still in the shop - anyone need an apron covered in baseballs??)
(Oh, and please don't just dog on my sweet husband in the comments - we were both tired last night, and I didn't take offense at what he was saying. In general, he has much better taste in clothing and accessorizing than I do - that's why his comment made me stop and think!)
A close-up of the "M":
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