Aprons. It’s an odd thing to want, even odder than last week’s green nail polish (click here to see) but lately, instead of changing into jammies (that’s short for pajamas) when I get home, I have been wanting to throw on an apron over my outfit and whip up a quick dinner.
Aprons are such antiquated items. They’re somewhat dead as we order in and eat out too many times a week. When we do cook, our homemade meals are prepared from packaged foods. Aprons were once used to cover the pretty dresses women wore (cleaning garments was not as easy in the old days and washing an apron was easier than washing a dress). Pockets were sewn onto aprons to carry recipes and other personal items. Also, and I include this history fact simply because it’s adorable, aprons were, on occasion, used to dry the tears of children (aw!). Maybe that explains my inkling for such an item as of late. Or maybe it’s because Anthropologie sells such lovely aprons that it’s hard to resist not buying one. Or maybe it’s because Threads recently wrote an article on sewing aprons. Or maybe it’s a combination of the three.
For more facts on the history of the apron, click here.