Sunday, May 17, 2009

Aprons

I'm not feeling well this evening. Could be something I ate, but it's some kind of stomach issue. Anyway, I did want to show you what I've been working on this weekend.

Lately, I've become nolstalgic watching old movies and old TV shows. I love the fashions and styles from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. I remember when women used to wear aprons. I don't think too many of them do anymore. I know my grandmother used to and I've seen aprons on women in ads from that era and also on the old favorite TV shows like Donna Reed, Father Knows Best, and Leave it to Beaver. Also, Andy Griffith. Aunt Bea always wore an apron when she was at home doing her housework and cooking.


Maybe it's the times now, being so different from back then. Back then alot of women did not work outside the home. But, they did work at home, and I think alot of them wore aprons. I actually briefly wore aprons back in the 80's. Recently I've been seeing a few pictures and websites where women have sewn aprons for sale or just for their own use. I've never tried to make one before, but I thought that even with my limited sewing skills, surely I can manage to crank one out. So, I found a pattern that I really like and this weekend I tried it. It was so much fun, in fact, that I decided to make two. Now, I'm working on a third one. And I may make more depending on how it goes and whether or not I get tired of this project. Eddie says I'm on a new kick. We'll he's right. I'm on this kick until I get tired of it and then I'll go to another "kick".


3 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are just precious, Sharon! I've been working on a couple to sell in my ETSY shop- I just love making them, don't you?
Sorry you're not feeling well- hope you feel better soon!

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Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow--those look awesome! Are you sure you haven't been making aprons secretly for a long timel, because they don't look like beginner projects! lol Nicely done!
Smiles, Karen