Once upon a time, the apron was a staple across the country, hanging from hooks and door knobs in every kitchen. Back in the day, people launder clothing as easily, so needed to get multiple wears from their clothes over a week, so it was practical to protect them from the hazards of the house and farm.
While I know several people who wear them today, I’m willing to bet many people don’t wear an apron, but that should change! They’re the perfect item to quickly dress up a mediocre outfit (like when you have to answer the door unexpectedly!), but more importantly, when you’re cooking up a storm and want to keep your nice outfit from being flocked in flour! There are many reasons to wear one, and I hope you share yours, but in the meantime, let’s learn about these ones!
Made with both new and reclaimed fabric and notions, each of these aprons is handmade, with special adornments and details added every step of the way. Some are absolutely one of a kind, meaning I only had one shirt I used to make it, or I located only a yard or so of a specific fabric.
- All full aprons feature a double-sided bodice so it holds up well without sagging
- All have at least one pocket
- All feature neck and waist ties, so you can adjust the fit to your liking
- All are finished with a flouncy ruffle, because it’s fun and fancy!
- All give you a little protection from whatever task you’re undertaking