Browsing Category Aprons

McCall’s Monday – Aprons

There were tons of apron patterns produced in the 40s and 50s, but the McCall’s and Advance patterns are my favorites. There are four pages of apron patterns in this particular 1940s catalog, and I want to make all of them.

April Double Apron Giveaway — It’s Early!

Two aprons this time — one for you, and one for a friend. I wanted to get these done early because I’m going to be busy next month. The giveaway will be open until April 1st, so leave a comment below if you’re interested. Probably nobody but me would look at this vintage chintz fabric…

March Apron Giveaway

Did you think I’d forgotten? No way . . . I’ve just been busy quilting, and it was hard to stop. For the March giveaway I have a half apron with a deep hem, big pockets, and long ties that will fit anyone. When I saw this fabric I thought that fat little bird would look cute…

February Valentine Apron Giveaway

It’s early, but I wanted to have time to get the apron to the winner in time for Valentine’s Day. This apron reminds me of hostess aprons from the 1950s, and like many of the fancy aprons from that period, it is made with sheer cotton organdy. The fabric is from the Goodwill — a…

January Apron Giveaway, Part 2 — Child’s Apron

This was going to be next month’s apron, but then I realized I really wanted to make a Valentine apron for February, so now this is January Apron Giveaway, Part 2. The apron includes the pocket from the newspaper illustration I posted earlier, but I used a 1970s pattern from my collection for the shape. The…

January Apron Giveaway

First, I want to thank everyone who made a comment on my New Year’s Resolution post. Your comments confirmed my suspicion that many quilters share this issue of unfinished projects (which was comforting), and also provided me with some great ideas for tackling the problem. I’ll talk more about this in my next post. Now…

December Apron Giveaway

Today is the six year anniversary of my blog, so it’s fitting that there should be a giveaway. This month I’m offering an apron for those of you who celebrate Christmas. I am very fond of the “apron with an apron” style, and for this hostess apron I used a piece of vintage ornament fabric as the…

October Apron Winner — Aprons Are Nice Gifts

Congratulations to Sarah (commenter #25), who is the winner of the October apron. Unfortunately, there is not going to be a November apron because I am swamped with other projects until the end of November. Hopefully, there will be a Christmas apron for December, which will be my 6 year blog anniversary. This is a newspaper apron…

October Apron Giveaway

Several readers have mentioned that they couldn’t imagine cooking in my aprons. Actually, an apron in my house gets a real workout, but I don’t mind when they get a little soft and faded from many washings. My new aprons sometimes begin their lives as hostess aprons, strictly for entertaining, until a few “accidents” happen,…

September Apron Giveaway

The apron giveaway for commenters is a little early this month, but I won’t have the drawing until Wednesday morning, September 4. Some days you just wake up and feel like making an apron — I’m sure some of you know what that’s like. I did end up sort of copying the pattern illustration I posted when…

August Apron Giveaway

I’m excited because I have a new apron design that I hope you’ll like. Last week I received a special gift in the mail from my friend, Patty, who loves to rescue old tops and blocks which she transforms into beautiful quilts sold in her Etsy shop, Petalier. The gift was a vintage 1920s embroidered apron, probably a stamped…

July Apron Thingy

The aprons are finished, so we’re doing this early. I’m calling it the Thingy instead of that other word, hoping I can stop the comments from people who obviously troll the internet searching for sites using that word. Even when I carefully explain that this event is meant to be a thank you to readers who have commented…

June Apron(s) Giveaway

June is a two-for-one apron giveaway. Keep one and give the other one to a friend, or keep both for yourself. These two aprons were made out of one vintage tablecloth, and are trimmed with new fabric — little green polkadots for the bib apron, and checks for the half apron. I like to make the…

May Apron Giveaway

Hopefully some you of like pink, because the May apron, which was made from a vintage embroidered linen tablecloth, is very pink. Because I wanted to utilize as much of the tablecloth as possible, I constructed the apron front with two pieces, which means I have enough fabric left for another apron. I didn’t realize I had…

Spring Apron Giveaway

To celebrate the beginning of Spring, I am offering this bib apron in a floral print.  The apron was made from a large vintage Brunschwig & Fils decorator fabric sample, together with a vintage linen embroidered napkin, which I embellished with a bit of running stitch in embroidery floss.  I then trimmed the apron with…