Vintage full apron shabby chic red moda towel cotton blue yellow red print embroidered Christmas bird


This apron is made using red moda cotton toweling with a vintage yellow checked appliqué flower napkin for the bodice as well as a cream napkin that I machine embroidered with a red bird and a beautiful yellow, blue and red print cotton fabric. The towel is soft but thick cotton and the apron skirt and ties are a quality quilt weight cotton. I thought these colors looked so pretty together. The yellow checked bodice is a heavier cotton just right for messy kitchen duties, but when you are ready to serve Christmas dinner just unbutton the bodice and turn it to the Christmas bird on the bulb side and then button the red buttons thru the waistband. Voila! Ready for dinner guests.

The neck and waist ties ties are made from this same beautiful material that compliments the bodice. The apron is gently gathered and the wide waistband is lined so that it has a flattering fit. The bodice is decorated at the top and sides with small Ruffles made from the apron material. Look closely and you will see the two generous pockets peeking out from behind the red toweling. The waist ties are extra long and can be tied in back or front as pictured.

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.

Shipping from United States

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.

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