Aprons are coming back in style -
Make a splash the next time you host a party or club event with this adorable apron. This apron is made of sport twill for durablilty. The ruffle, neck and back ties are made of cotton. Pink bib apron, black with white polka dot or pink with black polka dots. We can personalize the pocket with your name, club name or event name for an additional $5 maximum of 15 letters or create one in your colors. "Contact us" with the details. Machine wash gentle, cold water, line dry, press as needed.
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Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Remember Home EC? You may be to young to know but we actually use to make aprons as our first sewing project. (Notice that a "Medium is a size 14-16)
The History of Aprons
I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Remember: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.....
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron-but love.
Posted by Jan on 9th May 2011
I received one of these aprons as a gift. I wear it when I do craft shows and cooking/baking in the kitchen. They are adorable and I can't even count all the compliments I have received on it. It's a fun and very stylish apron!
Posted by Sheryl on 1st Apr 2011
I have purchased 3 of these aprons for friends.
I had one of them embroidered with "Bunco" on the pocket for one friend who is in a Bunco club...It looked awesome, she loved it!