Thursday, August 30, 2012

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make An Apron!


My pal, Amy, of Into Vintage and Vintage Market Guide collects vintage tablecloths....including the ones with holes and stains. Then she sits down at her sewing machine, cuts them up, and turns them into something fabulous, instead of just letting them pile up in closets and drawers like some people I know. Anywho, I recently handed her a sweet but holey yellow cloth festooned with pineapples and lemons and asked her to work her magic. She did.


The pocket is my favorite bit. The black vintage trim is perfect!


Amy dug through her stash and crafted the tie from a color coordinated vintage sheet.  The only problem?  I can't imagine actually using the apron while cooking.  It's too pretty to ruin with splatters of spaghetti sauce and cheap red wine.  Maybe I'll only wear it while I'm reading.  Thank you, Amy!

10 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

I wouldn't be able to wear it either. She does great work...it is adorable!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well that is beyond precious! Love the thought of saving and old tablecloth and turning it into a sweet apron! CUTE!

Lisa said...

Love love love it!!!!!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Perhaps you could wear it while making something simple like plain toast....dang cute!

Into Vintage said...

I completely forgot to tell you that this is a 'reading apron' but sounds like you already knew that. Thank you for sending me your stains and holes -- I love them all. XO!!

Kathy said...

I always wonder what I should do with vintage aprons because I, too, find them way too precious to wear in the kitchen (not that I actually cook!). Now I know - wear them for reading - perfect idea.

JunkStuffTreasures said...

What a clever idea! It's a great way to salvage an almost too-far-gone linen. I'm sure we all have some tablecloths that could be repurposed.

Dina said...

That's a fantastic idea! I'm always coming across vintage tablecloths that have big, permanent stains or giant holes. You could probably get two aprons out of one tablecloth!
Thanks for sharing this :-)
xoxo
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JustJoan said...

Love it!

Mel's Designs 'n Harmony said...

I've started making aprons from old bed sheets...they're worn, washable and colorful...priceless...
Mel's Designs 'n Harmony
www.cabinfever228.blogspot.com