A Summer of Aprons

If you're like me and you find yourself with all kinds of projects in the summer, an apron is an essential tool. Find inspirations at 31daily.com.

I’m not sure why… but my summer baking is messier than other seasons.

It might be the teenage son who pops in and out. It might be the distractions.

It might be that I bake a lot in the summer, people are filtering through the house more regularly. And they are always hungry.

If you’re like me and you find yourself with all kinds of projects in the summer, an apron is an essential tool.

I wrote an article a while ago on my personal blog about aprons. I said,

I didn’t notice much else … except for one thing. And that one thing made me absurdly happy. She was wearing a faded brown calico apron with a little trim of white now cream lace edging the bib and skirt. And you say this made me happy? Weird, I know. But my heart felt like it grew two sizes when I saw that apron for three seconds amongst the congestion of a busy neighborhood afternoon.

Why? Because not everything changes. Some things endure. And in my humble opinion, aprons should be one of those endurances.

I didn’t own an apron then. Weirdly.

I do now. In fact, I kind of like to collect them.

If you’re like me and your summer kitchen can be crazy at times, buy yourself an apron — or if you like to sew… make one. You’ll be glad you did!

Here’s a link for 50 free vintage apron patterns to make yourself.

Aprons tell stories. What will yours tell? Here’s to a summer filled with aprons.

And a side note… they make excellent bridal, shower, wedding, birthday gifts. 

I would love to hear about your favorite apron in the comments below.


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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.