Aprons of the Mid-Twentieth Century: To Serve and Protect

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Frilly, lacy, sweet, and sexy--aprons defined a generation of happy housewives and hostesses. Today these filmy, finely home-crafted garments are sentimental favorites, evoking memories of Mom, Grandmom, or some other Doris Day-like image of domesticity, and they are highly sought-after by designers and collectors of household linens. Over 200 aprons are featured in this beautiful book, accompanied by detail shots that highlight design elements, stitching, and embellishments. Separate sections are devoted to ...
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Overview

Frilly, lacy, sweet, and sexy--aprons defined a generation of happy housewives and hostesses. Today these filmy, finely home-crafted garments are sentimental favorites, evoking memories of Mom, Grandmom, or some other Doris Day-like image of domesticity, and they are highly sought-after by designers and collectors of household linens. Over 200 aprons are featured in this beautiful book, accompanied by detail shots that highlight design elements, stitching, and embellishments. Separate sections are devoted to gingham, floral designs, rickrack, handkerchief aprons, plaids and stripes, and polka dots. Aprons with embroidery, crochet, tatting, lace, and cross-stitching are examined in detail, and a collection of vintage apron patterns is included.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764313417
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Enjoyable if you like aprons

    There are many pictures of aprons across the decades. If you love making aprons, there are many ideas to help you create your aprons. Great pictures show the detail of cross-stitch gingham check aprons so you could create your own apron. Descriptors by aprons help appreciate the intricacies of the apron. For example, one apron has "hidden pockets"; the explanation allows the reader to "find" the hidden pockets. This is a very enjoyable book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2002

    Great Book!!!

    The pictures are awesome and the aprons look so comfy. I saw Judy Florence on Martha Stewart. She actually is my aunt!! So I am giving her a good review. Get this book if you like aprons!!

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