Aprons are back and they are making quite a fashion statement. They aren’t just for grandmas anymore! (Aren’t the ones in the picture adorable?)
My grandma had her favorite apron that she wore whenever she cooked a meal. When she put it on, you knew that good food was just around the corner.
Aprons actually make great gifts, for almost any occasion. After all; just about everyone cooks… even if it’s only on occasion.
They are suitable for both men and women. What barbequing man wouldn’t love to have his own apron, complete with utensil holder pockets?
Aprons were born out of pure necessity. Since large wardrobes were pretty much unheard of, in the early 1900s, aprons were worn to protect the dresses underneath. That way women did not have to struggle with unnecessary laundry… forever at the mercy of their wash board.
Aprons of this early era were long and shapeless and without much color. It wasn’t until the 1940s, that they became more stylish. Many had a cinched waistline and were made out of more colorful material with contrasting accents.
Feed sack aprons were also very popular. The material that was used to make the sacks was quite heavy and ideal for making aprons and quilts.