This apron is modeled after a traditional chefs apron, but using an up cycled vintage tablecloth and bias binding to add a bit of shabby chic style. If you look closely you will see that I have "fussy cut" a triangle pocket to merge the pockets teapot into the main apron pattern. The beauty of this often washed cotton material is that while it has retained its beautiful colors the cotton has softened to feel like a warm hug from grandma. The teapot pattern is beautifully rendered in shades of bronze and orange on a soft gold background. I have used my serger to finish the apron with a dark brown rolled hem trim to eliminate raw edges and improve longevity. The orange bias binding ties at the waist are long enough to tie in front as pictured. For this apron I have used a new style of neck tie that is adjustable using the selection of one of two loops and a matching orange wooden toggle button.
This is meant to be a hard working apron and the style compliments any figure type. Don't let its beauty deceive you. The apron is a sturdy cotton destined to become your favorite kitchen wardrobe. These happy colors remind me of the sunrise and freshly squeezed orange juice!
Because this was a large tablecloth I was able to create multiple aprons from the material. All will be similar but not exactly alike. The differences will be subtle Isolated to pocket shape and or bias binding color.
All vintage linens are carefully washed and stains gently removed. No fully intact unblemished vintage linens were harmed in making these aprons.
Vintage style patterns are often used in repurposing the linens.
Some of my thoughts behind my new apron line, Vintage linen rebirth into vintage aprons. Often I need to fussy cut the embroidery to avoid a few stains and holes in the original linens. When possible, I line my aprons with soft muslin. The majority of the materials used are repurposed from the vintage linen. This style or repurposing existing materials is typical of 1940's wartime scrap aprons.
In the 1940s wartime UK everything was rationed and therefore in short supply. Everyone had to be thrifty and inventive of how to preserve things they had, and also recycle everything to make new things.
Make do and mend were the buzz words of the era, and upcycling and recycling were things everyone did to try and make ends meet.
Aprons were very popular at this time not only could they be made from recycled scraps of material but they also performed a function in that they kept your clothes clean, which meant that your clothes lasted longer.
With that spirit in mind, I am hunting for beautifully embellished linens to give a new life as a vintage style apron. In this quest I will pledge to not harm any vintage linen that is unblemished. I will honor the vintage linen and when it has given its full life in its current form, I will pass on its heritage in the form of an apron to be again cherished and loved.
Payments are expected at time of purchase. I do not begin work on custom orders until after payment is received.
My shop is located in Harris County Texas, so if you live in Texas expect to pay sales tax on your purchase.
I ship every day so if you order in the morning it will likely go out that day. Afternoons and weekends shipping is next business day.
Custom orders are shipped within 2-5 days after payment is received unless otherwise indicated in the order approval process.
All sales are final unless the item you receive is damaged . If that should happen please convo me immediately so that I can make things right. If you are unhappy with the item you received please contact me so we can discuss and find a solution.