Have you ever read my “about me” thingy over in the right hand bar on my blog? Where it says I like to sew and quilt? Well, I do, and I love to make aprons. Mostly because I love to wear aprons.
When I used to work at a “real” job (you know, in an office, for a corporation) I used to wear really nice clothes to work. I loved nice blouses, and dresses. After work every day, I had to come home and make dinner. In order to keep those nice blouses and dresses looking nice, I started wearing aprons over them.
The problem with that, back in the late 70’s and thru the late 80’s, was that you could not find a decent apron. They all looked like Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith Show. The ones I could find to buy were either hideously tacky, or really flimsy material, so I decided to make my own.
I have made and worn, and made and sold, hundreds of aprons over the years. When I make them, I don’t skimp on fabric, because if an apron doesn’t have enough fabric to cover your clothing, what is the point of wearing it?
This week I am making aprons. My friend Lynda told me that if I had any Christmas-y crafts to sell at the Christmas tree lot that I could, so I am making some Christmas aprons. But, the ones I made today are everyday aprons.
This one is cotton, green and white checks with a pink flower print. I used a light pink bias tape for the edge of the skirt. It is really cute:
It has a bib that fits over your head, and a long sash that ties in a bow:
It is big enough to cover a big grandma sized girl, and has two great big pockets on the front:
This one is black and white checks with sunflowers, and has yellow bias tape for the edging:
I couldn’t get FabGrandpa away from his computer game long enough to take a pic of me wearing it, but trust me, it is BIG too. It has three pockets across the front, and goes down to my knees.
I am selling these at the tree lot, but if they don’t sell, I am going to put them on Etsy. If you’re interested in maybe purchasing one, let me know. If you want one, I have the two pictured for sale right now. They are $30 each and that includes shipping to you ( I can take paypal payments. I’ll be putting more on here as they are made. Thanks for your interest.