My mama was in town over the weekend and we decided to tackle a sewing project while she was here. I will not get into the particulars of whether or not this was a good idea, but I will tell you that said sewing project yielded the most delicious retro-style apron, and I have decided that retro-style aprons are totally the new black! Or something like that.
Of course, we all know the practical benefits of aprons. For one thing, they save your darling clothes from being ruined by cooking-time messes such as flying powdered sugar (or whatever it is that happens to fly around your kitchen). But retro aprons give you so much more. In addition to the necessary kitchen protection, they also add a dash of whimsy and a pinch of adorable to your ensemble, instead of drowning you in frumpy homemaker garb. And, who wouldn't be more excited to roll their sleeves up in the usually mundane kitchen if it meant tying on a charming apron? Well, not me. That's for sure.
If you are a skilled domestic diva, making your own apron is definitely an option. (I used a vintage handkerchief that says, "Feeling Lucky Cowboy?" on mine, and that is sass you just can't buy in a store.) But, if you do go the retail road, here are some suggestions.
You can go dotty, striped or patriotic with these sweet cover-ups from Carolyn's Kitchen. (These sweeties don't even need clothes underneath. Oo-la-la!)
This sweet pink number from Cupcake Provocateur would make the perfect hostess gift. Or, just might turn you into the perfect hostess. I love, love, love the panels and piping.
And this handmade retro-style apron from Etsy shop Boojiboo has it all: sweetheart neckline, circle skirt, fitted bust. Could there be a more flattering accessory? (Answer: no.)
Can't wait to get into the kitchen with one of these confections, can you?
And, am I the only one craving a cupcake now? (Mmm... sprinkles...)