>Fabric storage

>I was reading this post on bura ellen which led me to this post on the happy zombie which is all about straightening up fabric stashes. I thought some of my readers might like these tips, so I thought I would pass them along to you all. Follow the two links above to find out more.

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>Day 13 of an apron a day….

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wash apron version 1

More of those aprons that are made from what seems to be shower curtain material. This one has a little age damage, but I am amazed that none of the plastic on any of these aprons is brittle; they are very soft, still. Made from three pieces of material, this is a utilitarian apron that tries to be cute with little fishes swimming on it and a ruffle.

This one is also a store bought apron same vintage as the last one, I would guess.
I think it is from the 1950- 1960’s, probably more a 1960’s apron, but not really sure because I have never seen plastic aprons other than the ones in this set.

>Where to find Vintage apron patterns

>In the process of trying to date GGH aprons I have been looking on line at vintage patterns for sale. Here is a link I think people will like if they are looking to buy vintage patterns.
sovintagepatterns.com
decadesofstyle.com

This has nothing to do with aprons per se, but this site has some cool sewing accouterments
kelmscottdesigns.com

>Progress on kids and my crochet lace

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lace

One of my kids has finished her ball of thread — the one doing finger crochet. I have finished mine and decided I wanted more lace, so I added another ball and I am continuing to crochet lace. The oldest hasn’t finished her ball yet, but she is steadily working on it. My middle daughter seems to have hit a wall and hasn’t progressed much. However, that is normal for her; she usually is a little more timid on picking up new skills. In time, she will go gangbusters on it when she is more comfortable with it all. But I may switch her over to tatting before she gets this because tatting may be a little easier for her to manipulate. I know that sounds odd, but it’s true. Tatting is actually easier than most people think, especially if you start with chains and not rings, make a yard of chain, then make a foot of chain with picots, then switch to rings, and then join; then you have it.

lace

>Day 12 of an apron a day….

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hostess half apron

This is another half apron that is meant to be a hostess apron with a touch of sheer. I like this a lot because it isn’t all sheer and I like the nice line of the hem, too. Made from seven pieces: 3 sheer, 4 solid and rick rack trim.

This is probably a 1950’s apron.

>Day 11 of an apron a day….

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half apron

Polka dots! This apron is as popular in fashion today as it was when made. Polka dots are in vogue. It is easy to see this is a half apron that ties around the waist and no pockets. It is made of five pieces of fabric and rick rack trim. This is a very simple hostess apron; no sheers here. I really like the pointed waist band and the division of the apron with the two fabrics. This would make a great Valentine’s, Christmas, or even the Fourth of July apron.

I believe this apron is from the late 1950’s to the very early 1960’s.

>Day 10 of an apron a day….

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embroidered apron embroidery

This is a lovely embroidered apron, another one of my favorites. You may notice that the carpets in the back ground are different. The first photos I took at my MIL’s house, and they have blueish gray carpet; any in my house are on a cream carpet. This is an over-the-head type apron with no ties and made from three pieces of fabric. Very simple to construct. The embroidery on this one is more simple, too, but very nicely done.

embroidery detail
embroidery detail

We are trying to date these; so far I think this one is 1910- 1920 because of the style of apron. Probably late 1920’s close to 1930; I have seen a similar pattern dated 1928.

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