>Apron 6 : Half Apron for gathering


gathering apron

This is another thrift store find ($.50). I call it a gathering apron, because it has big pockets to place items in. If you run out of room in those pockets the bottom flips up and buttons to give you yet another larger pocket. It is to bad that the original maker didn’t line this or make it double sided because when the pocket is buttoned up you see the backside or the fabric and another fabric would have been a cute detail instead.

button detail
buttoned pocket

Good for gathering fruit as long as the buttons are sewn on well with strong thread to hold the weight. This is definitely a hand made apron nothing about it reads store bought. To begin with it has rick rack as detailing and large green buttons. The tie can be worn in the front if you have a waist that is 26 inches if not they tie in the back.

details of front

It has the look of a vintage apron but it uses reproduction fabric and is not true old fabric.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AnaIsa
    Dec 15, 2009 @ 08:51:19

    >Hi! This is one of the loveliest things I've seen lately! Great finding!Merry Christmas!AnaIsa


  2. sue
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 15:38:10

    Your pretty apron looks like an “apron bonnet.” – If you make a tuck on each side so the lower pocket part stays right side out when you button up, you’ll get a sunbonnet. Vintage patterns for this can be found with an online search for “apron bonnet”. Your idea about a pretty back cloth for using it as a gathering apron is wonderful.


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