Who knew that the aprons our mother’s and grandmother’s wore would become the next fashion statement and coveted collectible? I heard through one of my on line groups that a swap was going to happen. I was curious and decided to sign up. In this swap, you are assigned a partner and you send your handmade apron for theirs. I don’t have an apron pattern so I decided to do some on line searching to look for patterns and read if others were doing this. WOW, was I surprised!! There are hundreds of web sites and blogs, not to mention eBay and Etsy, and lots of on-line retailers that want to sell you their version of the infamous apron. Original apron patterns from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are selling for $30, $40 or more per pattern. (Makes me wish I had kept the ones I inherited). So I will continue my search and probably end up making my own pattern. In the meantime, I signed up for another apron swap and started pulling out my vintage feedsack fabric and 1930’s reproduction prints. Wish me luck. Oh, and if you feel like you want to get in on the apron craze, here are a few blog links to get your started:
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