Vintage Violet Chintz Aprons

I’m pretty excited about this post, because these are the first two items for my new Etsy shop (opening as soon as I manage to create at least one page of inventory). These aprons are constructed with vintage 36″ wide fabric from the 40s and 50s.  I am pretty proud of myself for figuring out a technique to add the slit pockets, which I think work well when you want pockets, but don’t want to distract too much from the design of the main print.

It has not escaped my attention that there are tons of really cute hand-made aprons available on Etsy.  Most sellers decide on a pattern and produce variations in different prints.  I can understand that this is an efficient way of producing a product, but it just doesn’t appeal to me.  Each one of my aprons will be completely different, inspired by a particular vintage fabric remnant.

The skirts of both of these aprons are made with a glazed chintz border print featuring violets.  The first apron has a green geometric border in a 1950s percale and a large bow in the back.

The second apron has a scalloped hem and is trimmed with vintage French fabric formerly used as a duvet cover.

Thank you so much for your compliments and encouragement in the whole quilt kit making fiasco.  I have not given up on this idea, and hope to have some new (less complicated) kits made up soon.  For those of you who were game enough to try my RPTPP quilt kit, we do have a winner.

The winner is Lori from Humble Quilts.  Lori is a very accomplished doll quilt maker (maybe you have participated in one of her doll quilt-a-longs), so I’m sure she will have no problem with this little quilt kit.  Congratulations, Lori!

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