I have a bit of an apron fetish.
New, old, frilly or plain I love them all.
To me they say “I’m home” and “It’s time to potter around doing cleaning, washing, cooking or baking” (baking is my favourite apron wearing activity).
My favourite apron is this sheer 1950’s original that you may have seen in this earlier post.
The other week I found this vintage half apron with beautiful applique work on it in a local thrift store. I love the scalloped bottom and yoke to the top.
I love these half aprons best of all, they are just so dainty and far more flattering than a full apron which tends to exaggerate my girth. I know a lot of people would say that they aren’t as practical as a full apron, but I find them excellent when I’m chopping vegetables or making a salad (confession- I am a bit messy whilst preparing dinner and if a tea towel isn’t handy I will unconsciously wipe my hands on my skirt/dress). I will concede that they just don’t cut the mustard for full on cooking ie. sauces, meats and this is where I will don full apron to protect my upper half.
Over the last few months I have been thinking about expanding my half apron collection…and would love to try my hand at making one. I won’t have any spare sewing time until the New Year…I have to finish up my current projects first…but I am determined to get cracking on a 1950’s half apron in January. To that end I have rounded up an assortment of different vintage apron patterns from my Pinterest Board and etsy for your perusal and comment….which one are you?
Are you reversible apron? Or a highly detailed one, with stars and bobble trim?
Or are you a ruffly, well rounded apron?
Are you the effortlessly stylish apron wearing cook who manages to look glamorous and terribly, terribly chic?
Are you a ‘Flower Petal Apron’ gal?
This one reminds my of a sweet pea blossom.
Or are you a gingham, lace and rose apron?
Or are you the sheer base with flower applique?
I don’t think I could ever use these sheer fancy ones for anything but serving up dinner-they look like works of art;
Are you a poodle apron gal?
Or do you favour a music theme/corset effect apron?
Although these are all lovely, I think I will probably start with a basic pattern (such as the one below). I might play around with the trims, maybe even add a heart-shaped pocket…then I will go to town on a few of the more advanced ones.
Which apron are you?
Princess Pin Curls