Vintage Aprons

19 Feb

A few days ago my mom arrived in Italy with a suitcase full of beautiful materials and a stack of vintage apron patterns that used to belong to my grandmother.  I’ve fallen in love with almost all of them and I will be definitely making some of them in the coming months.  It’s fun to see how beautiful women used to look in the kitchen with all those fancy aprons.  No yoga pants and sweatshirts to be seen in those days.  Look how dainty they all are!  Ruffled apron skirts, scalloped edges, embroidered pockets, quilted panels, lace edging and miniature pleats. I just love all the little details.   You can also see the prices on all of them…they ranged from 25 cents to 40 cents.  What a bargain!


11 Responses to “Vintage Aprons”

  1. Kat February 19, 2012 at 14:49 #

    wow we’re on the same frame of mind it seems. i just received a package full of vintage patterns but more of folk wear (I lovvveee itttt.. period costumes etc). 🙂 yeah i totally dig this period, the epic era of the house-wife, NAY, home-maker. ❤ I adore rockabilly too

    • jc February 19, 2012 at 15:03 #

      That’s so funny! I’d love to see your patterns. I’m a lover of anything folky or rockabilly too. Maybe we should invent a new style…folkabilly. Hey…we might be on to something Kat.

      • Kat February 19, 2012 at 17:03 #

        oooooh.. i like that! 🙂 will definitely show you my wares soon. maybee we can exchange ideas and stuff… wait, you have my email right?

  2. greta February 19, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Those are darling!
    What a treasure.
    I oftent think I’d like to be better dressed in the kitchen myself.
    I can’t wait to see some of the finished products!
    Love from,

    • jc February 20, 2012 at 22:35 #

      Yes…it’s my goal for 2012 to be a more “attractive chef/baker”. No more sweatpants and messy buns on top of my head. I plan to make some of these fancy aprons and pair it with some 50’s inspired full-skirted dresses. At least once. And I’ll be sure to take a photo for evidence. Jill x

  3. Cassie February 19, 2012 at 16:20 #

    I’m not really someone who cooks, but I’d like to be. Maybe if I had a cute vintage apron, I’d be more likely to get in there and bake or something. Oh well.

  4. cilia1 February 20, 2012 at 09:42 #

    wat mooi ,ge moogt eentje maken voor mij

  5. christina February 23, 2012 at 11:20 #

    oh I love the one bottom right – the smock with the pockets? that would be great for painting.


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