This apron is made by taking a beautiful like new vintage cotton cross stitched blue gingham checked half apron and transforming it into a full apron. The added crocheted bib and pocket are made using several vintage linens. A linen table runner remnant was paired with a crocheted doily and then trimmed with a blue and yellow stitching to make the bib, while a vintage blue and butter yellow crocheted hot pad was used for the round pocket. The neck ties are a soft butter colored satin blanket binding trimmed with the same blue and yellow flower stitching. Look closely and you will see that the existing vintage apron skirt is embellished with beautiful cross stitching detail. I preserved the original ties on this apron so the tie in the back with a generous bow even on my XL size waist.
Whether you wear this apron to serve dinner or just brunch, it is fully washable and made to be appreciated.
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.