Everybody remembers Mom's or Grandma's aprons. Some were utilitarian cotton half aprons or smocks in pretty colors or prints. Some were used only for special occasions in holiday motifs or fabics of organza or satin. Any vintage film of the 30-40-50's show any respectable woman wearing a dainty apron in the kitchen or as the hostess. We cannot forget June Cleaver with her fashionable kitchen ensemble. There was even one with matching oven mitt and dishtowel. With the advent of women's lib in the 70's the lowly apron represented women's servitude, those apron strings, those ties that bind, and they were cut. Fast forward 30 years, and many stained frocks later, the apron has found new popularity and uses. There is a new Apronation(C) on the horizon. Whether new or vintage the apron is not seen as being only utilitarian, but expresses our personality, our unique apronature(C). Apron's are not only worn in the kitchen, but in the garden and craft room, on the sales floor, and even as fashion accessories. Look below and choose your apron.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
\This apron was a special order for a little girl who was learning to cook. I found this vintage gingham apron with other little girl keepsakes. It was plain chicken scratch and embroidered flowers I restored then I added vintage glass flower buttons and spoon and fork charms.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
This Blog will be a little different from my original BGC Blog, It is dedicated to the collecting, preserving, wearing, and creating vintage and vintage inspired aprons. This is also where you will also be able to purchase my one-of-a-kind apron designs
Well , I had to put thread to fabric..it just cried to be done. I only highlighted a few fall leaves with coordinating threads.
create a pocket. This is the completed design. I love the way it tuned out.
Pic shows after completing design not before.
for the pockets and the re-
stitching of the bricks was
a stitch in time shall we say
And, I added small apple blossoms where needed