>Another GGH apron finished


This is the last of the aprons to be finished there are a few that need repairs. Will see what I can do to put them in working order before my mil and ail get them. Didn’t have the original fabric for this one which is sad because I think it would have looked better. This is a pin-on apron; I still like it even if it isn’t original.

Before, missing its ties:

not finished twin

After, with ties:

ggh apron finished

>Day 34 of an apron a day….

>This is the last apron unless we find more; you never know at this point. This one is nothing fancy, but it was full of love (my mother-in-law now owns it because it is her children represented on it). My husband’s family made it in 1980 (oh, that was an easy one to date for once). Not all of his family is represented on this apron because they had not all been born yet. Like I said, nothing fancy just a bar-b-que apron, but lots of love from little kids for their Grandmother.

Photo taken by my mother-in-law

>Day 33 of an apron a day….


vintage apron

I decided to post two aprons of GGH today because they are so similar. These two are purchased, one made from toweling. They look to be from the 60’s to 70’s from the patterns on the towels and the colors.

vintage apron

There is one more apron she had that was given to her in the 1980’s; will post that one tomorrow.

>Day 32 of an apron a day….



This, I think, is the third true smock apron in the collection; yesterday was the second, and the first was posted in July. This type of apron is slipped on by pulling your arms forward and then it is tied in back with nothing going over the head, so nothing pulls on your neck. It has two pockets and is made up of 7 pieces of fabric, not counting bindings. This is a very practical apron because it covers most of your upper clothing. Just not a very fun style to look at, but that is easily changed with fabric choices and embellishments. This apron has seen a lot of use.


This apron style was popular from the 30 – 60’s. But this is more than likely the 40’s.

I was a substitute teacher yesterday for the Second Grade class I used to teach. It was real fun to see the children again and get to say bye-bye to them this time. I also had them write their names on an apron for me to keep. Sad 4 students were absent so I didn’t get their names. May not be a pretty start to an apron to any body but me, but I love it. I used a pattern I drafted off of one of GGH aprons minus the flaps and pocket. Still have to add the waistband and ties to it; will probably do that this weekend.

>Day 31 of an apron a day….

>We found more of GGH aprons, so I will continue with the apron-a-day where I left off, so we are on Day 31. This is your basic utilitarian apron, I assume more modern as it has a Velcro closure, maybe 1970-early 1980’s. The fabric looks old as does the trim. So I am not sure of the dating of this one. It has two pockets for a total of three pieces of fabric, edgings and Velcro.


The bottom photo was taken by my mother-in-law when she found the apron at her home. I have since borrowed it to make a pattern and to add it to the other aprons so they are all together.

full view

>Finishing GGH aprons

>There are a few of GGH ‘s aprons that have never been completed. Before the family goes through them, I am finishing the undone ones so there are more to pick from and so those that don’t sew will not get something they cannot use. The first one to be completed is this hostess apron, seen before like this first picture below; the only thing sewn was the pocket on one of the flaps (sorry to say, it wasn’t sewn well either, but because that was GGH’s work I left it that way).

not finished apron

We found the original bias tape that she had used on the pocket in her sewing stuff, so it was used to complete the project. It now looks like this. Because the lower photo was taken at 11 p.m., the upper photo is true to color, not the one below.

unfinished apron of GGH is now done

>It is not a garage/basement sale


This is what my basement looks like at the moment. My extended family (my father-in-law, mother-in- law, uncle-in- law, and aunt- in-law) are trying to go through GGH stuff. I have an empty basement, so it seemed like a good place to do this, especially since, yes, there is snow outside. Found a few more of GGH aprons; will post them later. For now, this is my basement ’till most of it is gone through tonight. It was so neat unpacking all the boxes that have been stored for about 5 years. The trunks had been in storage since about 1930; real neat opening them up. Such pretty, old photos; too bad they are not named, so we do not know who the family members are. Sad, most of her items got tossed in the quick move, but I think a lot of the important stuff is here, like her handwork; stacks and stacks of handwork, both hers and her mother’s. Sorry, bad lighting in an unfinished basement. Just so you know, the linens are not actually sitting on the floor; there is a tarp between them and the dirty cement.


>I can’t get a hold of you for some reason; my emails keep getting returned. Please email me your address so I can mail you an apron. I also have a few questions for you. Thanks. I will delete this post after I get an email from you; thanks

>The winner is… or should I say the Winners are

>So, on July 5th I had my two-year blogiversary. I still can’t believe it has been two years since my first post. I had fun reading all the comments.
Thanks, sunshine

There were new people that posted only to win, which is fine, people who post all the time, and one person who posted to, I think, every apron I posted. It was an amazing collection of diverse people and comments. Thank you all for playing this game with me.

So I asked my husband to pick a number, and he asked his computer to. It picked 41 which is

Jenna Z who said…

I have loved seeing all these aprons! They were so diverse! I love a pleated apron so I fell in love with day 26. I love chicken scratch and the pleats are darling! I also loved day 12, the rick rack! And day 11 with it’s sculpted waistband was also awesome! Make me want to do my own apron-a-day except I don’t have nearly as many.

I also decided to give away a second apron; this person commented on every post during the apron a day, so I thought that was kind of her.

annemarie said…

Your blog is absolutely wonderful. I have spent hours going through all your past projects and ideas. Thanks. The aprons, though, are my favorite. I have enjoyed each and everyone that you have shown. They bring back such wonderful memories of days when life was so much simpler. a.haun(at)bcglobal.net

Thank you all for playing. The two winners can leave a comment here as to which you would like, but I will email you, too.

>Day 30 of an apron a day….


full apron

This is the last apron I have to show you all, and we come to the end of this journey unless we find some more, which we just may.

For the most part, this apron speaks for itself. I love the graphic lines in the embroidery, but yet it still has a floral motif; so cool. I wish the ties on this one weren’t broken, but that’s easy enough to fix.

Bib detail:
Hem detail:

more hem

Waist detail:

This is a lovely embroidered apron, probably from the 1910’s to 1920’s.

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