This apron Womens full coverage is longer than most for full coverage. It has a bib neck so no bothersome neck ties. The self fabric waist ties are quality quilt cotton and long. The body of the apron is made from three beautiful vintage tablecloths that I have married to make this reversible full apron. The beauty of this often washed cotton material is that it has retained its color and at the same time gained the softness of a warm hug. One apron is a dogwood print, another is roosters and vintage crockery, with the final apron a linen yellow gold for the long ruffle. The beauty of these prints is off set by pink peach piping trim and soft sage green bias binding on the bodice. The hem has large ruffles and both sides have a large pocket. There is even a small shabby chic round fabric button flower on one side.
The pattern used for this is from sew4home and is called the Farm Girl Vintage Style. The editor Liz JohnsOn had the following to say about this apron and I completely agree. "Sometimes our aprons are frilly, fun, and pretty enough to work as an "outfit-topper-offer." Today we have a hard-working, full- coverage apron built to get the job done. Best yet - it's still frilly, fun and pretty! We've done it up in vintage farm girl style with an over-the-head bib; a wide sash that ties low at the waist for a long, comfy look; and a deep bottom ruffle. It's completely reversible..."
The olive green and gold colors are featured in different shades on both the vintage tablecloths and the quilt cotton, making thus the perfect Fall apron.
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.
Women's full apron Vintage shabby chic reversible vintage tablecloth slip on apron no tie apron bib bodice dogwood rooster print cotton
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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.
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