Blast from the Past: My Favorite Apron

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the fun, simple and VERY easy apron Kayla and I made.

A bit ago you read my “blast from past” on quilts that I had made in August of 2019.  While I was writing that post I came across our epic canning day and my favorite apron ever.

Most people when they think of apron think of the kind the ties at your waste.  Not me, I like a good coverage apron from neck to my bottom.  Now that I’m not doing childcare, I wear aprons now more than ever…I think I have more time to think and remember to put one on!  HA!!

Anyway, Kayla and I were just about to start canning an epic batch of tomatoes.  I read the post and we made 33 quarts of salsa this day!!    The problem, we both wanted aprons and back then, I didn’t have any.  I never used one.

Kayla told me to run upstairs to my bedroom and grab an old T-shirt that was a little big on me.  A few short snips later and she had made the red apron that I’m wearing in the photo below.

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Here is the back view….
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To this day, this is still my favorite apron.  Wearing it is very unrestrictive.  It covers the places I want covered and obviously it lasts.  When Kayla initially made the apron I thought is was a temporary disposable thing…it totally wasn’t.  I wash it all the time.  I love that I don’t have to iron it.  Seriously, it’s still, after 10 years, my favorite apron!

You can find Kayla’s tutorial on how to make one HERE.

10 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: My Favorite Apron

  1. CindyD

    How funny! I buy men’s colored T-shirts a couple of sizes too big and wear them in place of aprons all the time, also use them as night shirts over leggings.

  2. Sally Christiansen

    This is genius! I am working on canning tomatoes now and have been wanting an apron to contain the mess, I know my husband has some shirts that will work perfect for this. Thanks!

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