Show Us Your Aprons!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by VintageJess, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    I didn't realise it is unusal to wear an apron! I always wear one when I'm cooking and most of the time when I'm cleaning too. My standard is a massive french white linen bakers apron. Covers everything. When it gets a bit stained I just bleach it all clean again.

    My Mother and Nana always wore aprons too, you see. My Mum loves them! I bought her a great embroidered 1930s one when I was in California last year. She told me she had memories of her mother wearing one when she was little so I snapped it up for her. She was thrilled. :)
     
  2. Imahomer

    Imahomer Practically Family

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    Wow! That is a great piece. I can just see both my Mom and my Grandmother wearing their aprons while in the kitchen cooking. Thanks for bringing me back to some great times.
     
  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    BTW, guys wear them too........

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  4. kyda

    kyda One of the Regulars

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    my apron

    I live my aprons, and I love wearing them.:) :)
     
  5. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal I'll Lock Up

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    Just yesterday I took out my collection of vintage aprons, unfolded them so I can admire them, folded them back up and put them away again. I only actually use vintage aprons that already have some kid of flaw or newer ones. I just cherish my oldies so much I don't want to ruin them! (Same for vintage dish towels).

    I get most of my aprons from Church rummage sales and it's a tell tale sign that they are always pressed, smell of laundry soap and fresh air since they reflect the values of the older ladies. They generally took very good care of what they owned.
     
  6. Inky

    Inky One Too Many

    Do You Wear Your Aprons?

    I couldn't find a thread for Aprons specifically (if there is one please combine, bartenders) and I found this VERY cool digital book online today about aprons and work dresses of all kinds and something quite fascinating - the Kitchen Jacket for working on chilly days.

    http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6276/m1/1/


    I have two aprons in my kitchen, a half apron and a full apron. They are indispensable for keeping clean while working around the house and cooking.

    Last thanksgiving -

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  7. Yes! I wear mine. My favorites are 50's terry cloth ones that were my grandmothers. One has poodles on it and the other has coffee cups.
     
  8. Small Town Girl

    Small Town Girl One of the Regulars

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    I don't actually have a vintage apron. I would wear a vintage repro for baking and such, but I don't know if I'd want to wear a vintage one because I'd be afraid of ruining it. I suppose it would depend on what I was cooking/baking. I think your apron is beautiful, Inky! Thanks for the link.:)
     
  9. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I have several pinny-style aprons in different cotton prints, which I wear for Heavy Chores --

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    When I'm doing filthy hands and knees work, though, I wear a suit of denim overalls. An apron can only do so much.
     
  10. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Oh yes, always! I have a few full length ones and a ton of half-aprons. My favorite is a vintage blue gingham half apron with poodles, and a terry cloth towel attached for wiping hands!
     
  11. Ms Sew-n-Sew

    Ms Sew-n-Sew One of the Regulars

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    What a cute look, Inky!

    I have a lovely 50s floral half apron that I don't use for chores - the fabric is so lovely that I have considered turning into a skirt. For use, I have a very colourful full apron with handy pockets that cost me just 20 pence at my local charity shop. I'm a pretty messy baker lol

    For more heavy duty chores I don a headscarf, take off my shoes, roll up my sleeves and jean legs and get stuck in.
     
  12. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    I have 3 aprons - none of them vintage. One's a blue & green checked one that I've had about 15 years, one's natural-coloured canvas with an embroidered logo that I got at a cooking school I attended in Italy, and one's a very cute floral half apron that a friend gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago. There is a point in every beetroot-related project where I think "Why aren't I wearing an apron?" but I never remember to put them on before I start cooking!
     
  13. Kate O Potato

    Kate O Potato A-List Customer

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    I have this pinny from the Imperial War Museum; it's really tough fabric and looks so sweet.

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  14. GoddessMama

    GoddessMama One of the Regulars

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    I love aprons, ad if I don't wear them while cooking or doing house work I end up covered in gunk! I have tons of patterns, just no time to make them right now.
     
  15. I don't own any vintage aprons, but I do use modern aprons, and I'm working on a vintage repro right now. They're handy for cooking, and also for eating breakfast or lunch when you're wearing something nice.

    I'm tempted to make one for when I work on art, too - I don't like artist's smocks, but I find myself needing something to keep the paint, pastels, and graphite off.
     
  16. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thought I'd post some of mine that are currently clean.

    Poodles!
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    Olde timey cars and gold rickrack!
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    Light blue swiss dot hostess apron!
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    Modern one from Anthropologie. Lemons!
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    Strawberries and jam!
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  17. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    I have tons of vintage aprons. I collect the fancy hostess Christmas ones. With sequins and felt.
    I wear a special one and hang them around at Christmas.
    The first thing I sewed in homemaking was an apron and my mom wore one every day.
    A show a few years back , Hope and Grace I think had scenes wearing aprons. I so wanted it to start a huge revival of sorts.
     
  18. miss_elise

    miss_elise Practically Family

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    i love aprons... i have a few that I have been meaning to make, but I'm waiting for the scissors fairy to come and cut them out for me
     
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Love the built in towel.
    Not an apron gal. I dont get the obsession. Ive made a few and they sometimes take longer than a dress. Eh.

    When I bake, I wear my old Denny's apron.

    LD
     
  20. Marla

    Marla A-List Customer

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    If I baked or cooked I would definitely wear one, though perhaps not a vintage one because I would be afraid of staining it permanently. But, I am considering wearing an apron while sewing to keep threads from sticking to my clothes!
     

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