.... to start using this fabulous vintage apron pattern that just arrived in the mail!
Have I mentioned how much I love mail, especially the kind that comes with packages attached? Why yes, I do believe I have. So you will understand how excited I was to find THIS in the mailbox waiting for me.
It comes to me from a very special reader who dug it up after seeing my call for The Great Apron Gathering. Thank you so much Gwen, I absolutely love it! And I love it even more that you went to the effort of finding it, packaging it up, posting it and donating it.
As Gwen pointed out in the lovely note she wrote me, the pattern is so old that it's priced in pounds and shillings - fantastic. I quite adore the little black dress the model is wearing underneath her aprons too. Isn't that just the kind of thing we all do our cooking in? Of course it is. How chic!
And the shape of the apron is wonderful, too.... I've half a mind to put a proper back on the skirt and turn it into a pinafore of sorts. Wouldn't that be gorgeous? I fancy the yellow one with black and white trim, that's just my sort of thing.
In fact, I think I've got just the right material for something along those lines ... but it will have to wait until I've made a few aprons for the Sacred Heart Mission first. I love having a project.
Thanks again Gwen!