Tuesday's Apron

Tuesday's Apron - Vintage Style

A few years ago I was hired to design and craft aprons for 3 theme restaurants here in NYC.  The motifs were quite diverse: French bistro, flapper era and steak and seafood place.  The client had some ideas in mind but my work was cut out for me.  I love doing research.  So I jumped in full on.   I collected a few books at this time on vintage aprons and was looking thru them recently, part of my spring cleaning and gearing up for some new apron designs. 

apron books

What I am most intrigued by is the variety of women's aprons.  Something for every personality and every occasion.  A Christmas apron with bells and poinsettias on it, an apron for when entertaining your friends at Bridge night.  What happened to Bridge night? Maybe I should try to bring that back in Brooklyn.  As a designer I can always find something useful or inspiring from these books.  This is one of my favorite parts of the design process.

An apron to wear when entertaining on bridge night. Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

An apron to wear when entertaining on bridge night. Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

an Apron from a feed sack bag Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

an Apron from a feed sack bag Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

Bunny apron Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel

Bunny apron Photo from The Apron Book - EllynAnne Geisel