Thursday, 15 October 2009

Vintage Thingies 44 - Apron

It's unbelievable how time flies, I hardly have time to blog once between the Vintage Thingies Thursdays! This is something I don't want to miss. See the list on links on Suzanne's blog here.



This week my vintage thingie is something brand new but still vintage. My faithful readers know by now that I come from a long line of women who like to start sewing things, saving things and not throwing away things you might be able to use for something. Today you will see a perfect example for this all.


This is my newest apron, I made it in class two weeks ago. Originally it was half of a summer dress my mother had sewn for my grandmother, who died in 1963 so the fabric must be vintage. My mother then at some point took the dress apart and started making two aprons of it. As it often happens to our projects, this project was not finished but put aside to be finished later. Last month when I was visiting my mother and digging in the boxes at the attic (you remember the itchy woollen dresses I found), I found a pile of UFOs. After my mother had seen them and told me the history, she gave the lot to me so I could do whatever I want with them. Well, a mother can never have too many aprons, I think, so I put this one together:



The other apron will have a different bib part and a wide waistband, so it will be made later for someone with a waistline. This one is mine. If you click on the picture you can see the tiny dots cheering up this brown and white fabric.


I took the picture yesterday, but there is still some of the first snow left we had on Monday morning. This is very early for snow in Southern Finland. There are still so much leaves in the trees, they must fall before the snow is welcome!


Happy VTT! Go on with the link list Suzanne is hosting, there are such treasures to see on the blogs.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful "vintage" you have today!

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  2. Cute apron and great job finishing a project. I am much like your mother and have more unfinished projects than I care to think about!

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  3. i would wear this apron all the time. vintage gingham. and it's brown. great story.

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  4. The lady wearing the apron looks a bit gnarled! Is this common in Finland? :-)

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  5. Super cute...love the tiny checks. I noticed how perfect the color is for you. You must have been thrilled to receive the pile of UFOs.

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  6. I love gingham, especially brown, and I love your apron.

    It snowed a couple times this week here too. Also very unusual, and most of the trees are still full of green leaves.

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  7. Very lovely. And how cool that it belonged to your Mom, and was the makings of something for her Mom. Love it!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the story! It's so heartwarming when people finish another generation;s beginnings. Sally

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  9. My grandmothers sewed and sadly I have nothing - I wish I had things like this to remember her!

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  10. A very nice vintage keepsake of your mothers. I regret not saving some from my past family. Aprons are coming back more lately.

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  11. Adorable! I love your empire waist apron (ooh, I think I want one!)!

    What a good finish for a truly vintage project!

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  12. It must be so nice to find a project started by your grandmother and then make it yours.

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  13. Did you know that snow is a four letter word at this time of the season! lol They are predicting snow here in West Virginia sometime this week!

    I love your new apron! What a history that's behind it!

    Vintage Thingie Thursday!
    Angela

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  14. I like that the tree is your model!

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  15. Cute apron...and getting a project finished is always nice...


    Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  16. i'm glad i'm not the only one who can't throw stuff out especially when it come to old fabric..i LOVE your sweet little apron :)

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  17. snow??? I am jealous! Your apron is so lovely, almost too lovely to wear.

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  18. Lovely story Ulla and the apron is great and it comes with an awesome story!!
    Yes and I hope to the snow will wait a bit longer though I have put wintershoes on my car already..
    I wish you a wonderful weekend, I hope to get some great time in my sewingroom.

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  19. How wonderful to be coming across such family treasures! Happy weekend Ulla!

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  20. It is wonderful how your mother passes on the history as she passes on the UFOs. That is irreplacable.

    I love the style of your apron. Being a mucky pup I need the bib sort of aprons rather than just a skirt sort so I love this design.

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