Hello dear friends!
How long has it been since we last sewn something together? Too long to remember. It has been one of my New Year's resolutions: to sew more - and what better way to do so than to turn sewing into a gift-making. And, if you have no idea what to give to a cooking fanatic - here are some wonderful, stylish, retro fun ideas..
Ladies, start your engines... err.. machines.. :)
From a 1959 "Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas" magazine, this four page spread on Dress-up aprons made for holiday giving -- complete as shown with patterns.
(Click to see large scans.)
This is a dressy apron,
perfect as a show-off for a hostes of a party among friends
Curvy edges, and lots of volume,
there's a youthful feel in these aprons.
Oh, so classy.
I think this sharp-pointed apron in discreet pattern
would be parfetly worn over a pencil skirt, during a tea-party.
Of course, if you (or your friends) like to wear their aprons
as the essential part of the attire,
these decorative bold-looking ones will be a great choice.
These frivolous aprons look more at home in the living room than the kitchen. They're enlivened with all sorts of sparkling trims and are designed to go to a party. And I'm sure they would bring a smile to your friend's faces - and some giggles, too (imagine: giving one of these to your male friend, plus the tiny cook-book.. what a twist to a gift-giving!) :)