My Mother’s Aprons

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My mother filled a need for aprons in the 1950′s when they were popular for housework. Besides the kitchen, they also came in handy for hanging laundry and protecting your clothing from the daily chores. They also came out for entertaining in delicate fabrics trimmed with lace and ribbons. These hostess aprons completed the party for holidays, birthdays, luncheons and cocktail parties.

I have taken her style and updated with todays designer fabrics to create more practical and fun aprons to make your chores more enjoyable or play hostess to your own party.

These half aprons tie around the waist with generous bows. Each apron has a pocket for those little extras you need on hand, like your phone. The feature print has a deep contrasting band of another complimentary print that matches the pocket. These cotton aprons are machine washable with serged seams, so no raveling, just touch up with an iron and they’re ready to go.
Of course they can be ordered in custom print combinations.


The Details

apron_fullSolid-bodied Apron: 3 designer fabrics (main body, border & pocket, ties). Size: 20.0″ long x 34.0″ wide at the hem with 33.0″ ties. Seams have been serged for a finished edge.

Pieced-body Apron: 7-8 designer fabrics (main body, border & pocket, ties). Size: 20.0″ long x 34.0″ wide at the hem with 33.0″ ties. Seams have been serged for a finished edge.

Children’s Apron: 3 designer fabrics (main body, border & pocket, ties). Size: 14.0″ long x 22.5″ wide at the hem with 27.5″ ties. Seams have been serged for a finished edge.

Every J. A. Craghead & Co. item is artisinally crafted by my own hands in the USA in a pet-free, smoke-free environment.


The Story Behind the Name…

marionIn the 1950s it wasn’t uncommon to sell things from the home. Wives did not work then, and to make pin-money would sell eggs or piano lessons, or like my mother, sewn goods. My brother and I, ten and eight respectively, would cart a small suitcase loaded up with a dozen or so aprons and a sales book, and go door-to-door.

This design of this apron is based on measurements from one my mother made in the 1950s for us to sell. I think you’ll find it just as useful today.


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