I've said over and over that I need to start wearing an apron when I'm in the kitchen 'cause I inevitably get ingredients splattered, splashed or smooshed on my clothing. I'm not sure I have an "at home" top that doesn't have some sort of little (or large) stain on it from my mishaps while cooking.
But have I gotten into the habit of wearing an apron yet? Nooooo. (Yes, as mentioned previously, I really am a slow learner.)
However, a couple of days ago I was given two boxes of fabric to sort through and take any pieces that appealed to me. I have been so good (SO good, do you hear me?) for the past couple of years in buying very little new fabric, because I have so much in my stash right now that I'll never use it all before I kick the bucket. (Have you heard the expression among those who quilt and sew, "Whoever dies with the most fabric wins?")
But these boxes were full of really good quality material and since it was FREE . . . well, what's a girl to do?
Aprons. Oh, yeah. I was talking about aprons. Where was I?
I found several pieces of fabric that would be perfect made up into aprons.
I want some aprons that look something like the above. (I also want a waist that size.) Ones that provide coverage for my front . . . neck (almost) to knee. A style that is old-fashioned in a homey, cozy kitchen sort of way.
Here's a sampling of the fabrics I took that said, "Make me into an apron."
This has such an old-timey look to it.
This one, too. Neither of these two would look soiled right away. Dark prints. Good, camouflaging, dark prints.
This one is a chirky little print I really like.
Same for this one.
I like this more subtle print, too.
Yep. I'm putting "Make Aprons" on my list for this winter. It would be fun if maybe one of them appeared as a giveaway here on my blog. Ya never know. Could happen!
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