Friday, May 7, 2010

Vintage and Reprint Half Aprons

As promised, here are some sweet aprons made from the stack of embroidered linens I purchased at garage and estate sales. You can see the stack here.

The first apron used half of a short table runner with little bluebirds embroidered on it. The edging is all hand crocheted. The blue print fabric is a reprint of a 1930's feed sack that was used in an actual quilt. I have quite a few of these fabrics in my quilt fabric stash.



Here is the other half of the same table runner. I used a pink waistband here and a different 1930's feed sack reprint. I think I like the rounded corners of the first apron better.



I adore the fabrics in this next apron. The top layer is dandelions! I know they are obnoxious weeds, but originally they were brought to the states as herbs, for medicinal teas. The bright pink floral is so cheery


The last apron is just fun. Stars with a yellow pocket. The band at the bottom is a fun blue print.




All of the fabrics I've used in the aprons is 100% cotton. I cannot vouch for the vintage embroidered items, but it is a good assumption that it is all cotton.

These will be available in my etsy shop today. Please check them out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Mother's Day to all who are mother's or perform in the position of mother. You are so important.
Jeannine

8 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are absolutely adorable!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Jeannine, Thank's for stopping by today for a visit. I rember as a kid my grandmother alwas wore a apron like thease when she was in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing...Julian

Holly Days Closet said...

Whay beautiful aprons. I love them.
Holly

Sherry said...

Your aprons are beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Hi Jeannine and thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. Your aprons are just gorgeous, I have a little stash of my own which I always wear when doing the housework. I love them!
alicia

stefanie said...

they turned out just beautiful!

scribbler-unfocused said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I looked through your blog -- so pretty! The aprons remind me of those my mother wore. Sometimes, she would take a day and say, "I think I'll make me some new aperns today!" And she would get out her ruffler attachment, and go to town!

Scribbler

Lisa Macomber said...

the table runner apron is the die for....love it! what a great idea to repurpose...