Linen Apron

Any history on Aprons that I read, always begins with linen. It seems that linen was the first fabric used and I find it curious that somehow in todays culture it is largely ignored. No one I know has a linen Apron, this exclusion makes me curious as to how it got left behind.

Unable to quiet myself on the subject, I bought a bolt of it. I thought I would get to know this centuries old fabric, that had served as such a staple of my ancestral grandmothers. I wondered what relationship I might build. Maybe I would find out very quickly why it could get left behind….. or not.

Ancestors would not have handled it delicately, everything was scrubbed and dried. I unrolled all 15 yards onto the floor, cut it into 3 hunks and stuffed it unceremoniously into the washer on hot. Then crumbled and wet, it was stuffed into a hot dryer.

What came out of that dryer, well, I fell in love. It was soft, crumply, and had a wonderful drape that begged for Mary. (my dress form). I got out my big dressmaker pins and huge dressmaker shears and played. I played for hours. It takes shapes that you want and drapes where you want. How this wondrous fabric was ever eliminated is beyond my understanding.

VERMONT APRON COMPANY 081I stitched, gathered and pleated, and bound.

VERMONT APRON COMPANY 067I pleated and draped on the bias. (for an apron?) yes…:)

And while I was out of the box and feeling free creatively as I made friends with this awesome amazing new studio partner, how could I possible make a straight hem? Surely we will not be so confined! …at least not today.

VERMONT APRON COMPANY 077My heart is captured, linen is my new muse….. and the place I put the really cool buttons that I bought before I new where I would be putting them. Thankfully I found I owned lime embroidery thread.

VERMONT APRON COMPANY 090This will always be my favorite linen apron. Because this is where we met and fell in love. This is where a new romance started. I hope it sells well because I really, really want to go buy linen in some of the gorgeous colors they offer. I am in love. My next pieces are going to incorporate my other secondary loves; lace, ribbons, machine quilting, and vintage pieces. I love new relationships when love is fresh, free and creative. It’s like fresh air into your soul.

Oh, and if you want to buy this, go here

Thank you for kind attention,

Susannah

  12 comments for “Linen Apron

  1. Maren
    November 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I’d buy a pattern!

  2. Marsha Gibson
    August 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Have you considered selling the pattern itself for those who enjoy making their own garments?

    • August 17, 2017 at 12:17 am

      Hello, Thank you for the inquiry. We have not ventured into that market. Shoudl we make that leap, we will announce it on our Facebook.

  3. hope
    February 22, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful. Have you considered using your pattern to make it into a summer dress? It would be awesome.

    • February 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thank you. We have tried that before and the dresses did not sell well. Although we will consider introduing them again as the jumpers do pretty well.

      Thank you,
      Susannah

  4. Terry
    December 29, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Simply divine!
    Sadly, the link to purchase did not work for me.

    • January 1, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Hello,
      We sold out at Christmas. It has been temporarily pulled from the website, once we restock it will be available again. It is one of our favorites!

      Thank you for inquiring,
      Susannah Allen

  5. Sheri
    December 29, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Do you still sell this linen apron? I just love it!

    • January 1, 2017 at 12:19 am

      Hello,
      We sold out at Christmas but are awaiting more stock and then it will be available again. Thank you for inquiring!

      Happy New Year!
      Susannah Allen

  6. Sara
    November 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Wow! Gorgeous!! Do you sell the pattern?

    • November 5, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Hello,
      No sorry, we don’t sell our patterns, but thank you for the compliment of asking!

  7. Pat
    February 3, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Your passion for what you do comes through so vividly in your writing. It makes me want some of what you’re having and builds an excitement for what you’ve made!

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