I may make this a 2 part post, because I have so many. I've decided for now to just show the longer aprons, because these are the only kind I really use. I have dozens of "hostess-style" lower-half aprons, so if I get a chance to photo some of them that will be another post. I really need to move some of those into my etsy store, so I guess I should do some photos ASAP.
Since I prefer the long, bib-type aprons and the upper-half housekeeper's-style aprons, I'll show you my favorites.
Most of these were inherited from my family because they know I love vintage and love to cook! Thankfully my relatives were stocky German ladies and these are plenty big. :)
All of the bib-style aprons were handmade by a relative in the 1930s-50s. I believe many of them are feedsack cotton. This blue one is so practical- I always wear it when I'm working with something likely to stain a lighter fabric, like berries! It's hard to see, but there is rickrack trim around the neck and waist.
I love this one; the pattern is a pansy floral.
This one is my favorite. I just love the red trim and the ruffle at the bottom.
This one is hand-pieced and not the least bit practical. As you can see it has hardly been used- more for hostessing than cooking!
I love this apron. It has a great 1940s look and the pockets are great. I wear this to clean all the time.
A pink gingham rayon apron that I got for a quarter at a yard sale.
This is a child's apron with a Peter Rabbit theme. It is hand embroidered and belonged to my mother as a child in the 1940s.
And since we're looking at aprons, how about some housecoats? I'm putting these two in my Etsy store- if you like them, I will give my blog readers 20% off. Just enter coupon code: PIT20OFF at checkout! Better buy the red one quick before I change my mind and keep it! :P