Monday, June 05, 2006

Apron Madness part 1

I have been looking at and feeling vintage aprons in the antique shops around here and decided to get some patterns and do up some new "vintage" aprons. This one I made for a Farmgirl friend. It is a lovely pink and yellow rose pattern with a tea stain colored background. Hope she likes it! It just went out in the mail today with some herbal and decaf tea sachets!

I'm looking for some homespun fabric to continue my quest to reproduce vintage aprons. It seems that simplicity was the key, durability was also a must. I saw a really lovely old set: apron and bonnet at a restored 1740 Inn that has been converted into an antiques shop. The set had been lovingly used. It looks like the seams were machine stitched, but the seam edges were whipped stitched by hand to prevent raveling. Lovely work! I'll post more aprons as I finish them. The half apron below is for my daughter. Lots of ruffles and rick rack and a big tied bow in the back

1 comment:

Doreen said...

you do beautiful go farm girl.... take care. doreen

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