Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Apron Surprise

Several years ago, a precious elderly cousin gave me a sweet little apron she had made as a young woman. Using that vintage apron as a pattern, I spent part of the morning working on this fun version.

Anything with rick rack is automatically considered adorable in my book, but I think this apron is particularly so. The rounded edge with points on the side is a little flirty and decidedly feminine.

The generous front pocket is lined with a coordinating fabric. Gotta love that contrast!

You might notice the small red button just below the waistband. Is it for decoration or function? Less noticeable is a buttonhole in the lower corner. What in the world? Button them up and see.

Shazam! Our cute little apron is now a charming bonnet. Granted, most of us don't have much need for bonnets these days, but I just love the fact that it transforms this way.

Can't you see the practicality of such a garment? Women would put on a bonnet to visit a friend or attend church and have an apron on hand to help prepare food or do other tasks when they arrived. Who doesn't love a roomy pocket to stash small items?

Besides, any job is a little more enjoyable when you're wearing a cute apron.


Jaime Kae said...

That is fabulously adorable. I've heard of these, but have never seen a picture of one.

VexedAngel said...

Very cute!!

DangAndBlast! said...

Very happy apron :) love it!

Jennifer said...

I don't know if this helps, but here is a pattern for making one. I was so pleased to see the photo of the apron into the hat, made the pattern make sense!

Enjoy, Jennifer

Wendy said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer! This has to be the pattern from which my original was made. Amazing!