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, June 10, 2014

A Stitch in Time.....

.......threads it's way all the back to the future! Look what I found...

Two perfectly preserved patterns from <1950-something    and             1964>

I love the collection and variety of items that can be created from these 2 packets

A babydoll Scarf and a fabric clutch

A Ponytail Scarf and Cunberbund

Slippers....not too sure I could do those, but better to get out of the 'sewing box' and try something new 8)

Apron with triple pockets....
I did one by freestyle a while back..phew..should be easier now
and 2 smock aprons

I love these. A little tweek and they would make a great item to wear for any occasion. Soooooo many ideas and not enough hours in the day.   sigh.
I'll be linking in at Rednesday Wednesday at Brown Gingham Creations, hope you can stop by!


  1. I love the vintage aprons and am always drawn to them when I am out thrifting. They seem to be a nice collectible too! I don't wear them because I don't want to ruin them! I know, it's crazy!

  2. thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. here i am thanking you and reading your blog. if you would like inspiration for cool sewm aprons, search for the ones mosshillstudio or joanna pierotti made from vintage fabrics and lace, true stunners.

  3. Oh, Melody, I sometimes forget about your Apronation blog, and I'm so glad I stopped by today. I love aprons and especially vintage. Fun, fun!

    Marianne xo

  4. Hi Melody...I haven't done my blog in months but when I saw your cute blog on aprons it inspired me to try to get back to blogging...I am afraid many of us use FaceBook as blogs and I am one of the guilty ones.

    I love aprons and have a couple cute ones hanging in my kitchen as decor. I like the aprons of yesterday that bring back such dear memories of my grandmothers...xo

  5. I love aprons too! I have a few but always forget to wear them. If I could sew, I would have one for everyday of the week!


  6. I love old pattern art . I'm not much of at sewing though!

  7. I have bought a large basket full of vintage aprons for my daughter who loves all the mid century items, I have one vintage apron pattern left to sell in my shop which was my Mom's from the 1950's


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