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Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Apron

My apron for March is a half apron with a kitchen towel attached at the waistband.  How handy is that!  I'm constantly drying my hands while cooking and cleaning the dishes, and always hunting for a towel. 

The measurements and instruction for the apron are found in the book, Sewing Vintage Aprons, by Denise Clason.  A rusty old wagon wheel had to serve as my model.

Do you have a favorite apron memory?  I'd like to hear it.

Charlotte 

19 comments:

  1. Very nice! I'm always tucking a hand towel into the waistband of an apron (when I use one).

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  2. That is both lovely and practical! One of my grandmas always wore an apron when she was cooking a big dinner. I can see her in it so clearly. :)

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  3. I love the color in this one, Charlotte... it reminds me of one I used to see my grandmother wear at Christmas. It was a dark green like that, but it had a large red design in the fabric, too.
    That is one of my apron memories, is her wearing a festive apron around the holidays, and when she got something off the stove, she would take her apron off and use it to carry a hot pot handle with! :)

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  4. I like your apron; and the towel added on is a great idea. Love the way you displayed the apron for the photo too! Neat wagon wheel.

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  5. I usually have a dish towel thrown over my shoulder when I'm in the kitchen. This apron is a great idea. I really like your model!!

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  6. Gosh, that towel would come in so handy. I like the design and the colors you chose for the apron.
    Very nice apron for March. :)

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  7. Great photo! Perhaps this is an apron you will actually wear...I would!

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  8. Love the towel sewed into the apron! And I love the many ways aprons have been used by housewives through the years.

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  9. Very clever to add the towel to the apron itself. My fondest apron memory is of my Alabama great-grandmother who always wore an apron pinned with safety pins to her dress top. My great-grandfather always wore an apron too, but his had a strap around the neck and tied in the back! Thank you for jogging such sweet memories..... and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments.

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  10. Oh I love this one.. Reminds me of the half aprons my grandma wore.

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  11. Every time I see one of your creations I say the same thing - I love it!!! My Mom always wears an apron so they hold HAPPY memories for me.

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  12. Oh! How beautiful -- and practical! I think that one is my favorite of all of the ones you've posted this year.

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  13. Good Morning Charlotte, I don't have a reply button on my blog, I haven't figured out how they do that. Anyway, in answer to your question about the tags. They can be different sizes, most of mine are 4x6 or 3x5. Have a blessed day!

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  15. I love it.
    Most of my aprons were made by my mother for me.
    I have several that I wear in the garden with deep pockets...

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  16. Love the apron on the wagon wheel!

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  17. This sure is a lovely apron. I recall my grandmothers always wore aprons. They were made out of flour sacks. I made an apron when I took Home Ec in high school. I like your apron and towel very much.

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  18. Wonderful. I am always using a towel while I cook also. My aunt always wore an apron all day it seemed. She used the pockets to stuff just about every thing.......from eggs to vegetables from the garden!

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  19. This is a lovely apron, and what a grand idea..a towel affixed to the front...I need one of these, always looking for a towel it would seem, I'm not alone.I also think the backdrop of the wagon wheel is perfect. Thank you for stopping at my place and leaving a comment. My mom wore aprons, I probably should..I'm a wee bit plump around the middle...LOL so finding them for my size...iffy. I like the look of the Apron, and it conjours up home and family...:)

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