Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flirty Apron Swap

Good Evening to you all!  I hope that each one is doing well and warm and cozy in their homes tonight.  The fierce weather that has hit many of you is no doubt a hard blow to your daily lives. My prayers are going up for each and every family that has been affected.  As for us here in the south we are just wet and cold.  But I am looking forward to a soon approaching Spring.
I have been hard at work making a special apron for the Flirty Apron Swap that Shawnee hosts.  This will be my second one and I decided to jump in with both feet and make my first ever full apron.  I wanted to do something a little different and still vintage inspired so I started digging through all of my old aprons.  I found the winner and below is a little history of the original apron.

I have many of my great-grandmother's (Nannie's) aprons that she had made and one in particular is a favorite of mine.  I could not figure out what she would have used it for but I just loved the simplicity of it.  It is solid white and made from cotton sheeting material.  There are no pieces if you will. It is one sold apron with very small rolled hems, no pockets and short ties. It almost reminds me of something a nurse might have worn many years ago and with it being white it looks quite sterile. I decided to call up my sweet Mom and ask her if she remembered the apron.  Well, of course she remembered it! She told me my that Nannie had worked at a commissary kitchen making biscuits. That explained the solid white sterile look for sure and the size, looking like a dress, actually covers almost all of your clothing except the arms.  Neither of us could figure out the short ties though.  Maybe she just pinned it to her clothes.

I took this wonderful apron and used it as my pattern  and of course added my own little touches, longer ties, a pocket, a ruffle and lots of color.  It took me a little longer than expected to get it all together but I am very proud of the results.  I hope that my swap partner likes it as much as I do.  I also included a few tuck-ins to make it a sweet valentine gift to remember.
Enjoy the pictures and don't mind the cheesy blonde in the photo it's just me. :) I hope to see you all back here soon.


  1. Love the full view of the apron! Its is beautiful!! Those are great tuck ins too!!

  2. Amazing job Cookie Girl! It's beautiful and your swap partner is going to love it. I love the extra little gifts too, very Valentiney (if that's even a word).

  3. Oh you did such a great job on your apron! I love it! It's very feminine!

  4. Thank you all for the sweet compliments. It felt good to make an apron again. It has been a while.


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