Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On the Fourth Day of a Feminine Christmas
This mid-century half-apron really brings back memories. My mother and grandmother always wore aprons like this. And every Christmas, their aprons reflected the joy and specialness of the season with embellishments such as felt cut-outs of Christmas trees and the ever-present holly leaf replete with crimson berries.
Nearly every Home Economics class taught girls how to make a simple apron and both my mother and grandmother made their own. Theirs had other beautiful dressmaker touches such as rickrack trim and deep pockets. After all, what use is an apron without pockets?
What really touches me about home-sewn Christmas aprons is the extent to which homemakers went to make these items especially for the holiday. And knowing that their festive aprons came out but once a year made them all the more special when they were at last seen again. Somehow, it just elevated the entire season.