Friday, 5 December 2008

My newest (old) aprons.

A colleague at the Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria also collects aprons, and she gave me these aprons after she'd culled her collection recently.
This is an uncut calico apron which has been partly embroidered. Probably dates back to the 1940's or 50's.

Whenever I see gingham I think cross stitch and chicken scratch. But the person who made this apron had completely different ideas. It is machine stitched, and a lot of work has gone into making the strawberry part of the flower, and attaching them to the fabric. A very unusual addition to my collection.

Naughty French Maid's apron. I put this on last night just for fun when I got out of the shower, and pranced around the living room in front of Ken. He just raised his eyebrows!

This is a cute little half apron - not a child's size, but not for a large adult either!

This IS a child's apron, and one of the cutest ones I've ever seen. I'm going to ask my niece if I can photograph it on her 3 year old daughter, who will look just adorable in it!

Finally, this is obviously for the hostess when she has friends around for a card night! I've got plenty of card table cloths in my table cloth collection, but this is the first apron I've seen to match them!