APRON TOP

Well, imagine this Sugar Pies! I’m wearing two vintage aprons as my top! I bought this at an antique event and love it to bits! Some cute gal had the fun idea of sewing two aprons together to make a top and I was the happy gal that bought it! It couldn’t be more perfect for me since I love red and white gingham and old aprons… so much I wanna marry ’em! Lol!  Now, this may not be for everyone, but it’s kinda fun to wear when you go junkin’ with your gal-pals! I’m not a seamstress but I want to show you how it’s put together in case you want to make one for yourself!

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As you can see as I turn around that this is a completely different apron. The apron ties were used as straps and they criss-cross in the back.

 

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Here’s the side view. The apron in the back is slightly longer than the front, which I actually like and there are slits on the sides for a comfortable flowy feel.  The fabric for both aprons are close in color but not a perfect match…which again just adds to the whole vintage look.

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I’m just wearing a white t-shirt underneath paired with some ripped jeans… perfect for a sunny summer day!

 

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I love that this apron is sun-faded a bit, evidence I’m sure from hanging on the laundry line on warm, golden days of summer. I can imagine Mama’s aprons fluttering and billowing in the breeze along with sweet little baby-girl cotton dresses and Papa’s white shirts and socks.

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If this apron could talk it would tell stories of  love and comfort. It would share memories of   Gingersnap cookies and Pumpkin Pies in the fall and of serving steaming Hot Cocoa and Sugar Cookies to bright-eyed children at Christmastime. It would speak of creamy mashed potatoes, pot-roast and hearty soups on snowy days. And how it comforted little ones, when they scraped their knees, by softly wiping away their tears as mother whispered “there, there dear”. And how on hot summer days Mama would flap it to shoo the flies away from the pies in the window sill, carry eggs in from the chicken coop and vegetables from the garden. An old apron and love…what could be more endearing?

 

 “She watches carefully all that goes on throughout her household and is never lazy. 28 Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband. He praises her with these words: 29 “There are many fine women in the world, but you are the best of them all!” – Proverbs 31:27-29

 

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A sweet added feature are these tabs on the back, an extension of the straps…a button on each one would be even cuter! I just might have to add those!

apron 11apron 10I love the split on the sides, it make the fabric breezy, cool and roomy.
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Two old aprons and love from my heart to yours!

Keep your home fires burning dear Sugar Pie Sisters!

Keep doing your best in taking good care of your family

and creating a place they love to come home to…

it’s a cold world out there, if we don’t do it who will?

You dear maker-of-home are irreplaceable and loved!

Thank you so much for coming over!

I’d love to know if you wear aprons

or if you have any endearing memories

of your mother or grandmother wearing them!

Do share Sugar Pie!

God bless your darlin’ heart!

Aunt Ruthie

 

 

 

 

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