Oh dear, I seem to be a little obsessed at the moment.
Inspired by this pattern...
...and this purchase...
...with a little detour caused by this pattern...
...I now have all these:
Exhibit One - antimacassar trimmed with ribbon and supplemented with gingham.
Exhibit Two - pretty fabric, but a little floppy and flimsy. For decorative purposes, when you want to pose as ideal 1960s housewife!
Exhibit Three - 1930s style fabric plus polka dots. A proper cover-up, perfect for messy cooks like me!
Exhibit Four -half a damaged linen tablecloth, with contrasting 1930s waistband. Very girly!
Exhibit Five - the other half of the tablecloth, with a pink waistband this time.
Patch pockets from the only remaining bits when the skirts and ties were cut out. The hem-stitched edges and all the embroidery from the tablecloth were salvaged. Luckily, most of the damaged bits were able to be excluded from the actual aprons.
Exhibit Six - another 1930s style print, trimmed with bias like the real vintage one.
Anyway, all this apron-making is for a very good reason - namely that I have been invited to a 'Vintage' event at Basingstoke's Milestones Museum later this year.
Milestones Museum is set-up as a series of Victorian and 1930s streets. It's well-worth a visit any time, but will be fabulous as a venue for the Vintage Fair I have been invited to!
I'm even getting my head round the idea of dressing up properly for it! And Miss U-t-B is keen to join me too (if dancing commitments allow her to), though she's torn about which decade (40s, 50s, 60s or even 70s) she wants to emulate in her costume!
I want to make sure my stall focuses even more on the vintage for this, with lots more 'make-do-and-mend' items. Hence all the aprons!
It's the Maltings Market this weekend but I'm not certain I'll get there. Mr U-t-B has succumbed to the flu. Proper aching-all-over, barely-able-to-summon-the-energy-to-leave-the-bed flu. I don't normally succumb to anything, but I have a horrible feeling with all the coughs and sneezes that this ones going to be hard to avoid, and that if it gets me, the Maltings will be out. We'll see.
Hope you're managing to avoid all the bugs that seem to have proliferated with the warmer weather!