For years when my mother came to visit (usually at big family gatherings with lots of food prep), she brought her own apron. Not because she loved it so much, but because I didn’t have the good sense to own one. How in the world I made it half-way through child-rearing without one is a mystery.
I acquired my first apron from a fund-raiser that I spearheaded for Daisy Days at St. Catherine’s School. Since it was my project, I had to set the example and buy one for me, and one for my mother.
It’s been a trooper. Once I woke up and smelled the coffee (and spilled it down the front of me sans apron), I became enamored with the humble garment. Most of my aprons have been gifts, and I wear them at home all day long to protect my high-fashion shorts and t-shirts. Whether I’m sewing, cleaning, cooking or crafting, I don one of these.
As Alison and I discussed this post, she became obsessed with the idea of turning a vintage tablecloth into an apron. Always one for a crafty project, I thought The Gracious Posse would enjoy it also.
Alison fell in love with the pink field and curlique borders of this tablecloth, so we created the pattern
using this favorite apron of mine to take advantage of them. We chose this style because the apron string is adjustable; it slips through a casing, goes around the neck and ties in the back. Click here if you are interested in how I constructed this apron, or keep on reading to see the finished product.
I hope Alison will enjoy cooking or arranging flowers in her vintage/new apron. It wasn’t a difficult sewing project, and the fun was finding just the right tablecloth.
One more apron hangs on the back of my kitchen door. I brought it home from Italy for my husband.
When I saw this, I simply couldn’t resist.
If you weren’t an apron aficionado before you read this post, I hope you’ll consider the apron’s practical side, as well as it’s ability to make a chore tolerable by wearing a fun fashion statement. If you love aprons, we’d love to see your photos. Contact Us to arrange for photo transfer.
August 14, 2013