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#1 of 90 Old 02-22-2009, 11:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd been thinking about getting a few aprons for awhile now. I don't have many clothes and I can't afford to ruin them with stains. So yesterday I ordered a few really cute vintage aprons from Etsy.

So am I a really huge geek, or does anyone else wear an apron? (Or both. Ha!) When do you wear it? When cooking? When cleaning? All day long?
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I do! I have a crappy Tupperware apron that I got from someone on freecycle a while back and then my favorite one which DH got me.

http://www.dlux57.com/store/index.ph...ct_detail&p=53

I wear them all day. There is just no point to me taking it off. I am always doing something and it comes in handy with my toddler's grubby hands always groping me for boobie-time.
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I wear one every time I cook, and I fling a dish towel over my shoulder. I want to make some more so I have some variety.
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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.
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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.
Ooh! I like those!

Esty rocks. I want a couple of these from esty http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=100812
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I'm addicted to Etsy. I'm also addicted to vintage tea towels and napkins. Now I think we can safely add aprons to that addiction.

I want one of those flirty, sexy-looking aprons, too. I figure if I end up using my new aprons a lot, I will splurge and get something a little more expensive. (And also so I don't totally wear out my vintage ones!)
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I wear one sometimes. I should wear one all the time when I cook, but I don't. I usually wear one when what I am doing involves flour, but I remind myself after the fact, usually that I OUGHT to wear one when I am around something greasy.
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I love my aprons. And I must say so does DH . I wear them to clean and cook. One of mine has nice pockets so as I straighten up stuff gets put in them to get to it's place

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No, I don't, but it's a good idea!

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Ooooo! Now I want one!!
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If I had one, I would wear it. Matter fact, would have a different one for each thing. One for cleaning, one for cooking, and one for baking. I love aprons. I just got a pattern to make some in the near future.
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Ooh! I like those!

Esty rocks. I want a couple of these from esty http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=100812
i have an apron from momo and it's really great.....wonderful quality! i'm hoping to order one of her "lady madonna" styles soon......you can see them in her sold section. they are technically "maternity" aprons, but i just love the styling of them and not having to have it tied around my waist......perfect for cleaning. you can see how great it looks on her lovely NOT preggo daughter! lol!

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I just got one from Ross -- it is really cute, shaped almost like an A-line coctail dress from the 50's or something, but ya' know, with no back It is floral, but vintage looking. Love it.

The best thing is, they had ones for kids too, yay! I got one for dd -- it is pastel and the same material as flour sacks...kwim? it is so cute!

I love my apron!!
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i have an apron from momo and it's really great.....wonderful quality! i'm hoping to order one of her "lady madonna" styles soon......you can see them in her sold section. they are technically "maternity" aprons, but i just love the styling of them and not having to have it tied around my waist......perfect for cleaning. you can see how great it looks on her lovely NOT preggo daughter! lol!
okay so i just couldn't wait! i just bought this one! i love the modern fabric!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=14039276

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okay so i just couldn't wait! i just bought this one! i love the modern fabric!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=14039276
Oh I love those! I just looked briefly but I might go back for the flirty housewife apron (OT - love her haircut too!).

I was just thinking yesterday that I could really use an apron while we were making cookies. I usually stick a handtowel in my back pocket or waistband to wipe my hands on - classy, I know...

Thanks for that link!

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Oh I love those! I just looked briefly but I might go back for the flirty housewife apron (OT - love her haircut too!).

I was just thinking yesterday that I could really use an apron while we were making cookies. I usually stick a handtowel in my back pocket or waistband to wipe my hands on - classy, I know...

Thanks for that link!
no problem! her aprons are awesome! i'm thinking of doing a custom order of another "lady madonna" style in this fabric...... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=19962573 i just love it!

oh and yes, her daughter's new haircut is adorable! momo's such a lovely lady to deal with too.

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Yay! I'm so glad that more people are catching the apron love. : It seems like it's really coming back into style. Maybe as more people can't afford to buy new clothes all the time it will become a necessity.
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I am loving all these etsy links, especially the print on that last one.

I don't have an apron, so I never wear one. But those are too cute and now I really want one.

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I am loving all these etsy links, especially the print on that last one.

I don't have an apron, so I never wear one. But those are too cute and now I really want one.

as an etsy seller myself, it's the first place i go for things like that! always a great selection!

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You ladies have some sexy aprons. It makes me want one.

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I have an apron. I am "fluffy" so my body seems to collect food stains So I wear one while cooking, and also if I am cleaning with mainstream products, which is rare for me.

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I don't have one, but it's on my list of things to find this year while yard-saling.

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I wear one because I usually end up needing to wipe my hands on something while I cook. Aprons are much better than my clothes!
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My SIL bought me a gorgeous one from Anthropologie. I do wear it when I cook, but it is so pretty that I don't want to get anything on it! Sometimes I'll wear DH's if I don't want to get that one messy.

I also have a few that tie at the waist from the 50s or the 60s - with translucent fabric. Those aren't going to stop anything from sirtying my clothes, but they are fun to wear!

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I worked at a grocery store right out of high school and had to wear an apron as part of my uniform. It's a canvas material and really long. I wear it when I cook. I would love to have a really cute apron. Since I can sew I should just make myself one, but I've never gotten around to it.

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I have a couple aprons, but I only wear them for crafts and painting. LOL

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These are all so cute! I haven't even thought of wearing an apron... Do you find they are too bulky? Other than stain prevention (which is not a problem for this neat freak mama), what do you wear them for?

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If anyone wants inspiration, go to Flickr and search aprons. OMG there are some super cute aprons and cute people wearing them! That definitely made up my mind.
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