Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A crowd of New Aprons

Do you remember that little rhyme from your childhood? "Two is company, Three is a crowd, Four on the sidewalk not allowed!" For some reason it came to mind. Anyway on to aprons!
Aren't they cuties?! I am so excited to have found them at the estate sale! What really caught my eye at first was the fabric. Such cheerful prints!

These two are the same. I couldn't resist the pink flowers and the other I am quite certain I have another apron in the exact same fabric! Isn't that something?
When I get a new apron, I like to examine it to see what story it has to tell. How much was it worn? What style and time frame is it from? Was it made at home or commercially produced?

A basic style, two nice size pockets, "H" style back and princess seams. That says mid to late 1940s.
The ties really intrigued me, they have binding on one edge and the ends curve to a point. Looks like a nice tidy way of doing it, I will have to keep it in mind.

A little worn on the edges........
.........And a little mending. These aprons were loved!

Because they are both the same style, but are a made in slightly different ways, it makes me think they were handmade. Of course there is always the possibility the aprons were produced at different factories. But I like to think of someone sewing them up at home.

This one shouts 1940s! From the sweetheart neckline to the flared skirt.

Love the fabric! Who wouldn't like it?! Never mind don't answer......I know a few pink haters...

14 comments:

  1. What a find! you scored. I specially love the apron with the heart neckline, the round pockets are so attractive and well, the color pink is one of my favorites.

    xox,
    Jacqueline

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    1. Lol! It is nice to know there is someone else who shares my love of pink. I do love the heart neckline, it is always flattering. You don't see heart pockets too often either.

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  2. SO nice!! I'd like to find patterns like these aprons; I love the simple "H" back!

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    1. Thank you! I was excited to find these three. Yes, they are a nice basic apron. I am still working on getting some of my aprons into pattern form! I will keep this one in mind for you.

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  3. Heide,

    Your new aprons are adorable!! Definitely a great find. : )

    -Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah!
      I think I might actually wear these to cook in. They look like they have a bit of wear left and they are so cute!

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  4. My favorite aunts who lived next door to me always wore aprons like these. Your post brought back fond memories for me. Thanks.

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    1. Awww how sweet! That is one of the reasons I love aprons, they conjure up cozy memories!

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  5. my great aunt and grandma always wore aprons like these! in fact, i have a couple of my great aunts, and one of them looks almost identical to the blue and white polka dotted one that you have, only mine has little flowers all over! these aprons are amongst my treasured possessions! :)

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    1. How great!! I love family heirlooms that have been passed down with stories or memories.
      This must of been a popular style!

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  6. I really love those H back aprons! Thanks for a wonderful blog, Heide.

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  7. I bought a vintage apron last year and it's just like the first two. Mine is a blue and pink larger floral on white with blue trim. I love it.

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  8. Theses are beautiful I dont suppose you know where I can get the pattern?

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    1. Sorry, I don't know off hand who has an exact pattern. But there are numerous vintage ones that are close. Have you tried searching Etsy?

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