Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Say Pinafore, You Say Apron....

...which is it?

A popular item of clothing up until the 1970s, an apron or pinafore was used to protect a ladie's clothing from housework dirt. It resembled a dress, often sleeveless and was worn over clothing. Later on it was adopted as a fashion piece. Also known as a pinny, every once in awhile I like to don a traditional apron while preparing dinner - something very comforting about not splattering my day clothes.

 
Do you wear an apron while preparing meals? I'm also talking to you gents.... you never know.


4 comments:

Keith said...

When I was growing up, all the older ladies in my family wore one of them. I think they always called it an apron.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I love wearing an apron! When I'm in a hurry and there are no clean ones, I wrap one of our big white dish towels around...that's what the husband always does when he cooks. I'm so glad they are making a comeback. Aprons evoke so much more than just keeping the clothes clean. They've wiped tears, held produce from the garden...the list goes on and on ;)

Jessica Cangiano said...

It's "aprons" around these parts, but I remember an entirely adorable elderly British neighbour that lived across the street from us when I was growing up who called them "pinnies" and happily donned one the day I came over to learn how to make lemon curd from her.


Big hugs, sweet dear!
♥ Jessica

Anastasia said...

I always want one, a really cute ruffly one.