Our first aprons have brought back a lot of nostalgic memories for so many of you and we have loved hearing those stories and seeing all the pictures you have sent us about those aprons.
We wanted to once again have ten aprons which would each be unique but all similar.
The inspiration from our new aprons came from remembering the hostess aprons that were popular when we were young girls and young brides.
Our Mom's would sew aprons for the young ladies to wear who served at the weddings in our church basements.
It would be a gift to them for serving and they loved the opportunity to serve coffee with young men in the church.
The young women would take the coffee cups and the young men would pour the coffee.
Since my mom did a lot of sewing as favours to young brides I recall her having a pile of aprons that she would work on in an assembly line.
Does anyone else remember this?
Was it common where you lived?
In the photo above you can see several retro aprons that we modeled for each other once this idea took shape.
Most of the aprons that my Mom sewed were of a crisp sheer or swiss dot which is no longer available.
Sometimes they were all sheer with a bit of embroidery at the hem or sometimes they were sheer and cotton.
We found a pattern (C) we loved and then went shopping for fabric.
We already had our color theme picked and so in each fabric store our eyes would look for colours in lavender and spring green with a touch of yellow and white.
The daisy trim we found had us smiling at the memories of daisy trim on our dresses from many years ago.
The pocket was shaped perfectly for the hankie that every girl would keep handy.
Once we all agreed that this apron would be perfect for our Celebrations book...
the fabric was all sent over to Julie's house where she sat at her sewing machine sewing.
Julie did a beautiful job of sewing our aprons and we'll cherish them forever.
If any of you are thinking of making similar aprons...
we would suggest that it is easiest to put the sheer as part of the skirt and have the scalloped hem made of cotton.
We'd love to see what you come up with.
Send us the photos or come to one of our signings this next week in Manitoba with your apron new or old!
We'd love to see you there!