Oh-how I love aprons. so here is more about aprons-this one shown above is from Country Living magazine and a free pattern on how to crochet it is here. I'd love to try this-until now my crocheting experience has been making a square that sort of resembles a coaster-or just a pitiful wad of yarn. The magazine blurb also mentioned this wonderful exhibition of aprons (and so did stephanie, hillary, and kim, thank you-that's what reminded me of all this) and the article suggested buying super cheap vintage aprons on ebay-so for all you junkers and thrifters, please snatch them up before the ebay sellers do!
here are some photos from great books I have right now from the library regarding apron history and all things apron-y:
children's apron turning into a bonnet! from Gingham Aprons of the '40's and '50's, by Judy Florence-a book solely about gingham aprons and the handwork that goes into the embellishment of them.
from Aprons-Icons of the American Home, by Joyce Cheney-great general book with glossary (lots of terms to know!-who knew?) I love the chicken (obviously) and the blue birds! Thanks amanda for posting about this book.
Holy cow! the scenic apron, the childern's one-piece with the kitties and dogs-and vintage pattern galore! My favorite of the 3 books: Aprons of the mid-20th century, by Judy Florence-wonderful general book, tons of photos, (more than the others) and a really great section on the vintage sewing patterns of aprons. I am going to buy this one for sure.
so, I'd love to do "a month of aprons", like a month of softies-think of all the themes. I would do a clear plastic one for sure-for you know, the 60's theme (or naked theme!) but gosh dang it, I can't do another thing right now or I will implode!