Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Apron thinking...and a short wish list

I like our basic pinafore apron (the canning and kitchen apron found here), but I'm always looking at other aprons. Here's the latest list of possibilities...

Very simple Amish apron...not bad for everyday and choring wear

A Buttoned Bib Apron...I think this would look pretty on Emily, not sure about the middle girls

I love this Edwardian Apron...I think it would be so pretty on Emily...wouldn't mind one for myself aside from the fact I just don't have the right sort of 'shape' for it, even if they do say it is extremely forgiving and adaptable to fitting other sizes!

The Church Ladies Apron...not bad, very basic and easy design. Could whip up several and sell.

I've always wanted this apron and just keep talking myself out of getting the pattern, but I think I'll order it this week for ladies and girl sizing, and I do like Candle on The Hill patterns. They haven't changed much since being sold to Kings Daughters.

I've wanted to find this pattern for the Heirloom Handkerchief Bonnet for a while. I'd like to make some up for the hope chests here. I once had the pattern found, free online, but it's since disappeared. Should have printed it and the verse off then I guess. I think these would sell nicely as well.

I don't know what I'm planning. I have more than enough sewing to keep up with on my own needs list, but I did fairly well offering clothing for sale before. Maybe again. I have had a few friends ask about sewing this or that, making coverings, etc. I don't know that I'll put out the word just yet, but the idea is rolling around in my head. LOL...maybe I'll start with coverings and aprons and see what happens. Who knows?

10 comments:

Paula said...

Try the Edwardian one Deanna! That is my absolute favourite pattern. I have 2 already and have 2 more cut out. They are great when baking, I can wipe my hands and not worry about flour covered hips :) I've made the girl one for Ella and it's adorable too. They whip-up in no time on the machine. I'm short and not skinny, it's a very flattering shape and easy to shorten. The only thing I changed was to make the straps cross (like the girl's version) otherwise it slips off my shoulders -but that could be just me.

The buttoned bib apron is cute and I'm sure would look adorable on the little ones. But probably too "childish" for the bigger girls.

I've actually made the Jewel's apron, without a pattern. It's a fairly nice style apron too. But like I said, I'm loving the Edwardian one right now.

Scarlett said...

I personally love my plain aprons, I don't worry so much about getting them dirty or stained. I would love to have more head coverings though. Of course not many of us wear them I don't think.

Stephanie said...

These patterns are great! Thanks for sharing :)

LizBeth said...

The cost of the pattern is something. Might be nice to buy just one or two already made from someone (like you!) who has the pattern. Think about what you'd be asking. Liz

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

Thanks for those links! I have been wanting some full aprons, but didn't really know where to look.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, Deanna, I would love an Edwardian apron from the Candle on the Hill patterns if you start making them to sell. I should make one myself but my sewing machine has been down for quite a while.

Perry Peck said...

This is great1 If you want to find more aprons of this type check out http://www.apronstore.com

Life of a plainlady said...

I think the verse about the hankie bonnet could be found in old magazines or sewing books. I have one in my pocession that came in my husband's baby book. It was too much of sentimental thing to take apart and use as a hankie!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to agree with Paula, the Edwardian is our (daughters incl.) favorite apron. Coming in a very close 2nd. is the Jewels pinafore apron. I also have an Edwardian styled apron with long shoulder ties that cross in the back before going through loops in the waistband and tying behind. This apron is very adjustable. I have put it on ladies of many different sizes and shapes and it fits most figures perfectly.

Blessings,
Grace.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to agree with Paula, the Edwardian is our (daughters incl.) favorite apron. Coming in a very close 2nd. is the Jewels pinafore apron. I also have an Edwardian styled apron with long shoulder ties that cross in the back before going through loops in the waistband and tying behind. This apron is very adjustable. I have put it on ladies of many different sizes and shapes and it fits most figures perfectly.

Blessings,
Grace.

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