I've been a bit obsessed with aprons lately. First there was my sewing binge & then I started looking in at Tie One On. And last weekend when I went to the library I found this little gem --
It's from the "Barrows Recommended Library for Homemakers" which include such other fine titles as: "Setting Your Table", "Better Dressmaking" & "Cook it in a Casserole". And it includes an apron for every task --
Here's the "Washing Apron" which you can wear for "any splashy job."
The "Dressmaking Apron"
The "Hair Washing Apron"
And of course the "Mend-While-You-Iron Apron" (which cracks me up since I never iron, let alone mend!)
And while I rarely find time to cook these days, I do appreciate a cute little apron. And this book has several of those too. I love all the little half-aprons, but I thought this one looked especially smart (don't I sound old fashioned?):
The illustrations in this book are great -- very 50's. It's got me wanting to sew up a couple aprons despite the fact that I don't really do any "home-making" activities that would require the use of one! (Does microwaving Stouffer's count?)
Now if you want to see some cute vintage aprons, check out Jan's post from yesterday. I love the rickrack!