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post #61 of 90
I fling a towel over my shoulder and just wear ratty shirts.

My dad put a towel over his shoulder when he washed dishes so I may have learned it from him. I do not generally put my hands low-enough to wipe on an apron and I like the towel plan.
post #62 of 90
Sure do! I *always* end up with stuff on myself when cooking and baking and my aprons have saved many a shirt! I've made aprons for myself and friends using this pattern. I did mine in the first style.
post #63 of 90
I love aprons! I have one which is hand embroidered by my mil and another beautiful handmade linen one I recently got for myself. I'm currently sewing one for ds made from a vintage linen dishtowel with red stripes. So cute!!!! I wear mine mainly just for cooking but I think a gardening apron may be a good thing, too!
post #64 of 90
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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune View Post
Honeydee, that is super cute! I love that.

These are the ones I bought:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=14028865

It was $15 for the three of them, so I figure that $5 each was a good price. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the ADORABLE vintage half-apron I saw at a flea market yesterday. So I tried to console myself by shopping on Etsy.
Super cute! And a great price, too! I only wearing an apron when I'm baking. H wears one just about every time he cooks - which is all the time.
post #65 of 90
I adore aprons and have a small collection. I'm drooling over several of the vintage style on etsy.
post #66 of 90
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i don't wear an apron but this thread is making me think i should!

I have an apron hanging in the pantry that i don't wear. I guess if i wore an apron i won't go out in jeans with grease stains.
omg me too!!!!!
post #67 of 90
I bought another great apron thanks to this thread!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=14067640
post #68 of 90
A lot of the aprons on here are too cute to ruin with stains! Anyway, I have a decidedly less cute one that I wear basically whenever I'm in the house, since I unfortunately don't cook or clean in blocks, but rather a little here and a little there in between when DD wants me.
post #69 of 90
I usually wear an apron when washing dishes to soak up small splashes. It's more important if EnviroKid is helping, as his splashes tend to be bigger--sometimes they soak through our aprons and our clothes get wet anyway, but usually aprons are worthwhile. We also wear aprons when baking (flour seems to get on me no matter how careful I am) and when cooking staining foods like tomato sauce or oily stuff.

EnviroDaddy and I have identical unisex striped canvas aprons. I also have a flowery apron with pink pockets that reverses to pink with flowery pockets and has an adjustable neck strap; I really like that one. EnviroKid has THREE aprons: one from Home Depot, one with cars on it, and one that was EnviroDaddy's as a child and says "I love Mommy and Mommy loves me" all over it.

When we're working in the church kitchen, there's a whole drawer full of aprons to choose from. None of them are kid-sized, but EnviroKid likes to wear a flowery ruffly half-apron tied under his armpits. I like to wear the one that says, "Have you hugged an Episcopalian today?" for the fringe benefits.
post #70 of 90
this one I love

http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/Dining/...9/Default.aspx
post #71 of 90
ah, look at me.. thread killer.
post #72 of 90
Does anyone else wear an apron just because they're cute... :

I almost never get anything on myself throughout the day so it's not really functional. I just feel good wearing it. Kind of like when I'm cleaning the house, but have on amazing underwear. It makes me feel great.
post #73 of 90
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Originally Posted by SAHDS View Post
Does anyone else wear an apron just because they're cute... :

I almost never get anything on myself throughout the day so it's not really functional. I just feel good wearing it. Kind of like when I'm cleaning the house, but have on amazing underwear. It makes me feel great.
This is actually why I'm now searching for apron fabric. Plus, DH takes notice when I 'dress up.'
post #74 of 90
lol, there's definitely a cuteness aspect to it I have some lovely rose fabric I want to make an apron with, I just haven't dared cut it yet lol
post #75 of 90
I don't wear one as of yet. I would like to and I have purchased several patterns to make them. I did make both of my daughters a cute apron and they love them and wear them all the time.
post #76 of 90
I am in the midst of sewing up 8 little girl aprons as party favors for DD's birthday party this weekend. My DD is VERY excited about them and loves the idea!

I made a basic shape and used coordinating fabric to create ties. DD chose a light red fabric with lots of tiny light cream-colored flowers out of my stash. Luckily, it was just enough to get all 8 aprons cut. That particular fabric is from England (via a friend of a friend) and I have no way of getting more, so I lined them with unbleached muslin and used the same muslin to create the ties. It is the perfect combination, according to DD. Thank goodness!

P.S. The party theme, as determined by DD (age 7), is a "Mix & Match Cooking and Game Party". The aprons will be given out near the beginning of the party and will protect the girls "mismatched outfits" from their lunch preparations.
post #77 of 90
I love wearing an apron. It certainly have saved quite a few shirts
I also wear one while hanging laundry on the line. Stuff the pockets full of pins and it is so much easier to reach in my pockets rather than try to keep the bag near.

I realy want to make some new ones. I just bought a sweing machine. Now to find a fun pattern!
post #78 of 90
Hi,
I started wearing an apron recently and it's so handy. My clothes stay out of stains. I wipe my baby's nose and mouth sometimes when I don't have time to grab tissue. It's a great idea.
post #79 of 90
I have one that I bought at the store and Im stalking websites to find some patterns I like. Id love to make several more: A ankle length one for when Im baking/cooking a lot, a bib like one for when Im doing just dinner and a half one for when Im cleaning/just around the house.
post #80 of 90
I'm loving this thread! I'm looking for an apron like this Lady Madonna since I'm b'feeding for the awhile yet and like the easy access http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=22233429 but that's the only seller I can find and I'm not crazy about the fabric choices. Has anyone seen this style somewhere else, or a pattern for it? Not that I can sew, but I looked at McCalls and Buttericks and could only find bib or smock types.

LisainCal==I LOVE that rose apron! If I can't find a flow-y Lady Madonna style, I'm going to have to splurge and buy that.
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