Darling handmade aprons, made by Juli. Functional, adorable, and will last you forever.
I found the pattern in my grandmothers basement after she passed away. My grandma always managed to sneak a little money in my pocket before I went home, and I feel this is her way of making sure I always have a little gas money.
I travel around Long Island in spring, summer and into the fall marketing my aprons at craft fairs. I love being out in the fresh air talking to people and sharing my oh so cute aprons with everyone. There are some catch phrases I use a lot and I'm going to pass them on to you, "Good luck picking just one, haha!" "The more you look, the more you'll find."
I fully stand behind my aprons, I sew them each by myself, they are very secure and can be washed hundreds of times before showing any wear. As a matter of fact, the more you wash them, the better they get. Being they are 100% cotton they may stain and wrinkle, but hey, it's an apron!
Use them in the garden or in the workshop to protect your pretty clothes, I use one when I paint, every painter knows oils and acrylics do not wash out.
I have made sets for brides maids gifts, and enough for a small staff at a local coffee bar if you are interested in something like this write me and I will discuss some kind of bulk order discount. I would love to keep a stock of these in your kitschy store, coffee shop or wherever you sell cutie things, ask me about a wholesale deal.
If you want the pattern, I'm sorry, you are out of luck. In following grandmas tradition the only way to learn how to make one is to come to my house and learn by apprenticing. There are no written instructions, and only two people know it by heart, me and my sister. Yes, she apprenticed to learn the craft, she pressed seams till she had a burn on every finger, now she's a pro.
When craft fairs come into swing again in spring I will keep a post of the places I will be on www.MyApronStore.com, I would love for you to come visit my booth and support your favorite poor recent college graduate with tons of student loans. Support education, buy an apron!