Sunday, 22 July 2007

Some old aprons from Hubby's Mum!

Ken's Mum has been cleaning out some more cupboards and found these aprons stuffed into a drawer. She thinks she made most of them, and had forgotten she had kept them! She was probably going to use them for dusters until I came along and begged her not to throw anything out!! These two pictures were taken tonight when I brought them home and laid them out on the kitchen floor. They are all half aprons as you can see, and will have to be well soaked and pressed to bring them back to their former 'glory'! I might have to alter the title of my blog to "Patra's Aprons" as most of these are not actually embroidered...nah, I'll leave it alone!

As you can see, they will all need a good soak before I iron them and photograph them again to put on here individually. Notice the apron at the bottom right corner, with the coloured bands. It is pleated - I've never seen a pleated apron in my life!
Don't you just love this one! Right out of the 1950's!

10 comments:

lisa's blog said...

These are Fantastic! I love the graphics on the lavender one! I am trying to learn to sew so I can make aprons for my daughters. Lisa :)

Gina E. said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for dropping by! I have visited your blog and left lots of comments for you. Seeing it is such a new blog, it is fun to get comments, so I thought I'd start the ball rolling!

Jeanette said...

Hi Gina, just popped in to see how your apron collection going, and surprise some i havent seen. love the pleated apron be carefull washing that one i think just a dunk in soapy water and drip dry,
had a couple of the 50s apron.I had a couple of old aprons but think I used them as rags.

woof nanny said...

Priceless!

Gina E. said...

Oh Jeanette, I wish I'd seen your comment before I washed this lot. As there were no embroidered aprons in this lot, I just chucked them in the washing machine...the pleats all disappeared!! I told Ken's mum and she thought it was a huge joke!

Lee-ann said...

Gina, Your apron collection comes up a treat on your blog I come along to your blog often as you know to read your lovely posts but this is my first time in your apron blog! it is beautiful.

Lee-ann

Chelle said...

These are fantastic, embroidered or not!

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