The Letter, 1898
by James Hayllar
My mother had a variety of aprons. Many were gifts and used for different occasions, always pressed and fresh looking. Pictures of her mother as well as my father's mother were taken with their aprons on, simple white ones with a simple front and ties around the neck and waist, and, of course, roomy pockets. The above illustration is so quaint and colorful with special embroidery and trims. Even the painting on the wall shows a woman with an apron on!
I have been searching for a good deal on Mary Mulari's Chatterbox Apron Pattern and haven't been able to pick one up in our surrounding area. I was planning on making one for my sister when I visit her this month.
Basically you make or buy an apron and wrap it around homemade bread or baked goods and present it to a selected person with a note or prayer, etc. and share it with a grateful heart. So, that will be my project for her this year.
There are many cute reversible aprons available. I found a few at Cabbage Rose.
There are free apron patterns on the internet:
I like sewing aprons because there is little fitting and fussing and they are quick and easy with only a few seams and limitless possibilities.
Check out this post by Nancy Zieman on Tie One On Day for last year's suggestions.
May you enjoy the apron season and be inspired to share one.