Aprons of the Mid-20th Century: To Serve and Protect
Frilly, lacy, sweet, and sexy--aprons defined a generation of happy housewives and hostesses. Today these filmy, finely home-crafted garments are sentimental favorites, evoking memories of Mom, Grandmom, or some other Doris Day-like image of domesticity, and they are highly sought-after by designers and collectors of household linens. Over 200 aprons are featured in this beautiful book, accompanied by detail shots that highlight design elements, stitching, and embellishments. Separate sections are devoted to gingham, floral designs, rickrack, handkerchief aprons, plaids and stripes, and polka dots. Aprons with embroidery, crochet, tatting, lace, and cross-stitching are examined in detail, and a collection of vintage apron patterns is included.
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accents appliqued apron pattern background batiste bias trim bibbed apron black rickrack blanket stitches blue border bouquets CARMEN LEE children's aprons Christine llewski cloth collection colors cotton apron cotton fabric cotton organdy cotton percale crocheted cross stitches curved decorative diagonally dotted organdy dotted Swiss embellished embroidery stitches embroidery thread floral fabric garage sales gathered apron gingham aprons green grosgrain half apron hand stitched hanky included kitchen lace lavender lawn fabric lightly gathered linens lower edge machine stitches miniature Montgomery Ward mother needle arts outer edges patch pocket percale pictured pieces pink plaid plain weave pleats polka dot printed purple Quilts recycled cotton red rickrack rickrack edging rickrack trim Roebuck and Co rows ruffled running stitches sash ends scalloped seams Sears Catalog shaped waistband skirt smocking stem stitches stripes Teneriffe lace textiles tiny turquoise upper edge waist waistline white organdy white rickrack woven yellow zigzag