When I was little, every housewife wore an apron
when she was at home
for you didn't want to dirty your dress.
Most were homemade
and a lot out of leftover fabric.
Mom then got "modern"
She stopped wearing dresses and started wearing slacks
And once she started wearing slacks, she didn't wear aprons any longer!
But grandma did
I don't think grandma ever wore a pair of slacks
And grandma was never in the house without an apron over her dress
I have one of her aprons
I hang it in the kitchen to remind me of her
I'm a messy cook.
I need an apron
Even though my dress tends to be jeans and pullovers
Therefore, whenever I'm in the kitchen,
I'm always in an apron!
A few years ago I bought a linen apron
Tough as iron, this linen apron
It doesn't tie but sort of wraps around you
And I must say that I do adore it
Wear it often
And it has the kitchen stains to prove it!
It's also handy as a garden apron!
Last year, for Mother's Day, I got a treasured apron
A Betty Crocker Test Kitchen Apron
from Daughter Sarah
(and a tour of the test kitchen as well!)
But it's too nice to use!
But since I live in a 1920s house
I decided that I wanted some 1920's aprons
I found a pattern for a 1928 "Bungalow" Apron
to wear in the kitchen of a 1920's house
although ours is a Four Square Craftsman
rather than a bungalow
It's close enough!
I ordered the pattern, it came
And it takes one yard of fabric cut on the bias!
I found great looking "vintage" fabric at Wal Mart
for $4.00 a yard
And I started sewing!
This orangey print looks 20s to me
This one is unlined and trimmed in bias tape.
The second one is lined
with a coordinating fabric
(it's the same as the background fabric -- just no cherries!)
(Oh, and since I was sewing, I made a tea cozy as well)
Big enough for the biggest teapots but yet, still usable for the little one!
You'll now find me in the kitchen with one of my new aprons!
Or taking tea in the breakfast room with my new cozy keeping my tea nice and hot!
Both are perfect for my 1920s house!