My Nana had a purple and white gingham apron, a bib type apron, with ruffles around the edges. I remember being able to wear it when I was helping her bake, it made me feel so dressed up as a wee girl. Nana often sewed aprons too, I remember seeing lots of them being gifted to family members over the years, often made with left over fabric from the dresses and other sewing she was doing. I'm pretty sure my fascination with these domestic items stems from my amazing Nana.
These aprons aren't my Nana's creations, they are thrifted ones, gathered up over many years of thrifting, ahem. Some have been gently worn, others look like they have never had a chance to protect any clothes, gifted perhaps and never worn?
I love the different fabrics and I'm always a wee bit amazed at all the different styles that I find. The ones with tea towels attached are among my favourites, along with any with a scallop hem!
Do I wear them when I bake? Well these ones no, but I have a couple of thrifted ones that get a good work out.
Whenever I tie one on I wonder if there is a matching dress out there somewhere.