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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  10:40:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is Apron #??? hmmm, I need to take a new/re-count... I have 3 big containers full of vtg and not 'sew' vintage aprons,, and yet I keep finding more.. all in need of rescue!

I found this one at our local Thrift...

it is a home sewn one. The maker of this apron used a 18stitch per inch.. very short stitches per inch.
The pocket is sewn between the apron and waistband, so it is loose hanging.... and the 2 side panels and center front panel were sewn together using a French seam.

The 'sewer' of this apron was quit creative...
by using up lots of different scraps of fabric.
The center fabric looks to have been from an old pillowcase or sheet.
The other bits of fabric are lighter weight cotton.
The waist band fabric and color is a bit out of place for the apron... but,, I still luv it!

I hand washed the apron, then ironed it dry, spritzing it with lavender water as I ironed.

I wonder if it was a learn at home sewing project or maybe a Home Ec., project. I wonder how old the person was when she made this... was it her first ever apron?...was it a gift or for her own use.
Oh, if only this lil apron could talk.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Jan 30 2020 10:46:31 AM

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

716 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
716 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  11:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It sounds kind of like the one I made for my Girl Scout sewing badge. We had to learn french seams and use them in a project.

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13155 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  11:27:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sadly, my Home EC., teacher wasn't much into sewing, we were told to make something and then bring it in for a grade. I learned by 'trail and error'...
As a class we spent much time at the stove, using powdered eggs and powdered milk, making Cream Puffs, Pudding and Onion Jack Cheese bread loaf.
She loved to talk a lot about herself and how wonderful she was :>(




>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Jan 30 2020 11:29:56 AM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13155 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13155 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  11:34:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith,, I too was in Girl Scouts and learned many crafts there... from simple sewing, candles, beading on a loom, etc... I still remember my 1st project.. it was a braided Octopus,, where you wrapped yarn over a styro foam ball, divided the yarn into 8 sections,, braided each section for the 'arms' and tied them off with a piece of ribbon.. Oh how I wish I still had it...
Great memories!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6575 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6575 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  1:01:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace...your Home-Ec Teacher must have been single. LOL When I was in Home-Ec we learned Everything!! I graduated from Shadle Park High School in Spokane and we were the 2nd best
school in the State of WA. Our classes were hard and challenging but we graduated knowing a lot. I loved High School!! My Graduating Class was 776 students (if I remember correctly) I
would only be a few numbers off. This year is my 50th Class reunion but I won't be attending. Hope you find someone to pass on some of your Aprons to. I got rid of all of my collection too.
I kept one or two. Downsizing is liberating when you are a collector of history. LOL

Love and Hugs,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

716 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
716 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  10:43:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness Grace! We made those octopussies too! Math wasn't my best subject so mine had nine tentacles instead of eight.

Judith

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13155 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  10:01:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith.... hmmm, "birds of a feather "... I too am 'math challenged '... lol!

>^..^<
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13155 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  10:08:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LiR...
I hang out at the Walmart Center over by Shadle HS.
We take our Ginger to a Groomer over there... so I pop into Wally World and then over to "Mod Pizza" tor an early lunch.

Believe it or not, my Home EC teacher was married.

She just had an over inflated opinion of herself!
She was just to busy trying to be kool with her students that she cheated many of us of knowledge.. That was also the 1st year boys were allowed to take Home EC and Girls were allowed in Woodshop.
Ahhh,, "times, they were a changing "...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

716 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
716 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  1:44:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The times didn't change soon enough for me. I didn't take home ec as I had already learned to sew and cook at home and in Scouts and 4-H. I wanted to take mechanical drawing and was told it was only for boys. I wanted to take chemistry and physiology and was asked if I was planning on being a nurse. The answer was no so I couldn't take them either. Woodshop was out, too, but I was allowed to take Crafts and was the only girl in the class. I had the last laugh -- I did the lettering for several of the boys mechanical drawing projects for $1.00 a page.

Judith

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1926 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1926 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  2:47:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The stories behind those apron finds would be amazing I am sure Grace! I do so luv the various materials! I've yet to find any apron at our thrift stores here! Guess these southern gals just pass them on down, gen to gen! :)

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1154 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1154 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  4:46:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darling apron, Grace! I had quite a few for not being an avid collector or apron fashionista, I have paired down my assortment to my favorites that I enjoy wearing when baking! I have one that is a patchwork design similar to the one you are sharing, but smaller patchwork squares made from various worn out aprons of my great grandmothers, my mother made one from my sister and I. I cherish this one the most and wear it the least, but it hangs on my window apron holder my father made for me (inspired by Mary Janes rolling pin apron holder a while back!) LOVE! AND, we were just talking about how they don't offer Home EC in school anymore... they need to bring that back, children these days are so technology fluent, but they all seem to lack basic life skills. I find that sad and disheartening! My boys roll their eyes when I tell them they are having an impromptu baking / cooking / sewing / laundry 101 class at any given point in time! LOL! I keep them on call at all times! LOL!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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