aprons, vintage or otherwise

Anybody know where to find some views of aprons? DD wants something "pret
ty", with a big bib to cover the generous front acres. This will be a Chris
tmas present.Maybe.
I have scads of patterns, but the one I am thinking of using requires alm
ost 2 yards of fabric. It's basically a gathered skirt, with attached waist
band, over-the-shoulder bib, and a large shoulder flange, the whole top is
ridiculously lined.I've altered the bib, so I won't have to make a shoulder
flange.
Now I'm rummaging around for three or more medium-weight cotton fabric bi
ts and pieces that I can pull together for a charming look. Not having much
luck, but I'll be darned if I go out and buy any more fabric. This stash o
ught to last me another two lifetimes.
For myself, I favor heavier, durable canvas-type fabrics sewn into simple
butcher aprons, with ties and D rings, but that is not the request here. D
D isn't a lace-type of girl, so I don't have to break out the extreme frill
ies, which makes me happy. Lace and aprons...not! Unless you're playing hou
se...
I'm just having trouble picturing an in-between 'pretty' apron.
Thanks.
Cea

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cea
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with a big bib to cover the generous front acres. This will be a Christmas present.Maybe.
----------------- Here I go, having a conversation with myself again. Loads of apron sites out there. She probably wants one of those dressmaker-style aprons. And here I was, thinking I could whip two or three out tonight. Oh for the days when you could give the kids a cardboard box to play in, and they thought they had something great. Cea
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cea
Wild things free soft wear
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size it to what ever you need. I've made lots of them, from children to adult
Juno
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Juno
Aren't they? I drool over them. I don't know anyone who would actually wear them, so I continue making the "chef's" aprons and gussie them up with machine embroidery.
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BEI Design
---------------- Thanks, all-- for the links to the pretties. Definitely more akin to dres ses than regular aprons. I may pop into the thrift shop to see if I can fin d some ready-made dresses to hack up and turn into instant aprons. My gosh, I didn't know aprons were such a hot thing. I've always worn one in the kitchen, and they usually evoked surprised remarks, even from men. Sometimes I trot out to the garden in one, and load up the pockets with pro duce. Anyway, I made 4 butcher aprons, and have one fancy apron waiting for b uttonholes, then it's done. It's a fresh looking green/yellow daisy print o n gridded background. I paired it with a dotted swiss bodice,band and ties, and added some scraps of delicate embroidery on the pockets. I may make another fancy, if the mood stays with me. And maybe an artist 's smock for another GDD. Cea
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cea
If someone entertained, I could see them being used often. IIRC, my mother would host various gatherings from time to time. Never been my cup'o'tea, but then, who would want to eat my cooking???!!!
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Pogonip
but then, who would want to eat my cooking???!!!
And here am I thinking you learned to be a great cook at the Juno school of cooking
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Juno
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Nobody dies from my cooking, but it doesn't rock, either. I keep it simple. Verrrrrrry simple.
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Pogonip

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