Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Aprons

My daughter wanted an apron, not your regular run of the mill apron, but a pretty feminine one. I stumbled upon this wonderful apron pattern book a while back, and I instantly new that this is what I had been looking for, the aprons in this book are so lovely, and incredibly easy to make.
It took me just over an hour to make her this lovely little number.I remember my mother and grandmother wearing aprons, my grandmother wore hers all day long, it was part of her daily clothing. My mother wore hers anytime she was cooking or cleaning, taking it off when she went shopping and hanging it on a peg behind the kitchen door. I am glad that aprons are making a comeback, with lovely pretty ones like these, I just might be wearing mine a little longer during the day.

13 comments:

frazzy dazzles said...

Wow! This is such a wonderful apron. My Nanna used to call them 'pinny's'. The women of my family have always worn aprons...but I don't....this has made me think that I should. My Grandma had 10 children, a husband who had passed away, no running hot water and was running an orchard...she had no time. She used to wear her aprons back to front and if visitors came she would turn them around the right way! Makes sense to me! Jen

jojo-caramel said...

I love your book which seems to be marvelous ! I love the apron you have made !
I wear an apron, a white crossbreed (linen and cotton) one, the one used by the french Chefs.
I would love the wear one like yours, beautiful :)
Have a lovely (cooking ?) day :)

driftwood said...

what a sweet apron! and lovely colours too, you should wear it all day!

Gigibird said...

Apron love!!!!

Stella and I are rather obsessed by aprons although saying that I always seem to end up on my old rather disgusting PVC one.

The book look very interesting and your first apron is lovely.

Maggie said...

Aprons are just the best and your new one is just sooo sassy cute! I too love aprons and know that sewing is tough for a lot of people, so I started a site selling aprons for the entire family to help get everyone back in the kitchen. When you have a minute, please take a look. http://eThoughtfulThings

Terri Fisher said...

I, too, am glad that aprons are making a comeback. I love perusing Etsy and Ebay for vintage aprons, and, like your book, the vintage inspired aprons. One of these days I need to teach myself how to sew so I can make some of these easy projects myself!

Bettina said...

Hi,Kathy...here in my country i don t have this type of magazine but i used apron to cook.Please put some tutorial.(ihope you understanding )

annemarie said...

You touched a soft spot in my heart with your apron - it is so beautiful. I have wonderful apron memories also. The first thing I sewed a hundred years ago was a green gingham checked apron with white rick rack trim. I still have it safely tucked away in a drawer! Aprons always seem like such a "homey thing" - love them. I think the only times I saw my grandma without one was when she went to church. I know your daughter will love this beauty. I love the colors you chose - now you better make yourself one!

LizzieJane said...

Hi Maggie, I hope you read this, the link you sent is broken, so I can't go and see your beautiful aprons.
Kathy

Bethany Hissong said...

Very pretty! I was just thinking it would be really nice to have beautiful aprons become the norm again. That looks like a great book! And you are such a quick sewer! You should sell some on your etsy site!

frazzy dazzles said...

Hey Kathy, I thought I should tell you that we call aprons 'pinny's' here because my Grandfather was British....you can use your British speak around here...we'll get it! Jen

Barbara Brown said...

great job on the apron, it looks so pretty.my mother also wore an apron most of the day and put on a fresh one to great anyone who came to the door and one for greating my dad when he came home. i just bought the book "a is for apron" i can't wait to try some of the styles out they are vintage and amazing.

Rachael Rabbit said...

What a fabulous book - aprons are so much fun don't you think?