Do you wear an apron?
By Judy Evans
November 9, 2017 2:30am CST
My mother always wore an apron. We lived on a farm and the apron helped preserve her clothes. The apron was also very handy in many other ways. She might gather the corners up and use it as a receptacle for eggs or fruit or she might put a clutch of chickens in her apron, put their mother under one arm and carry the lot to a new enclosure. She might have wiped the udder of the milking cow with it or the milk-smeared chin of a bottle-fed pet lamb. There was no end to its many uses when outside the house and of course it also earned its keep when cooking. Each week there would be at least several aprons in the wash. Vince has several cooking aprons. Mostly he wears a green-and-white striped one like a butcher’s apron. The one in the photo has a patchwork gardener on the front and some vegetables along the base on the two pockets. So, do you wear an apron?
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I do wear an apron, I have a dozen of them in my "studio" and I wear them to keep paint off my clothes. It is important to keep my pants clean while painting. I also wear ratty old and paint covered sweatshirts because I have a tend to wipe my brushes on my sleeves. I will go take a photo of one of my aprons and sweat shirts so you can get the big picture... I never wear one while cooking and neither does my husband.... I can't tell you how many pants have been turned into painting clothes because of oops...
• United States
I wear an apron while at work so I don't get my clothing soiled by whatever I am cleaning. Bleach has stained many of my shirts and pants. So I'd rather wear an apron to get stained. I do wear an apron at home while I am baking/cooking too.
• United States
Nope, I don't. My kids generally do when cooking since they get all into it. I have found a few vintage patterns to make them and have been doing so. I made one in a Christmas pattern / print into a gift wrapping apron so it can hold the bows, tape, scissors, etc and not lose all those things on the bed when wrapping this year!
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
@JudyEv My mother wore one over her Sunday best, but that was the only time. I have a hooded jacket with big pockets that I usually wear around the house when it's not too hot. It has big pockets, is comfortable and can be worn in the yard without me feeling silly.
Loved reading this post about your mother specially that thing about collecting chicks and the hen placed under her arm. Talking about aprons I do not wear one but have a few for my maid. I just ordered for some online which have a plastic lining - a new find.
• Pamplona, Spain
I put on an a around the house skirt rather wear and apron. I have never liked to wear one ever or those kitchen overall things either. Besided the dog wripped anything that I did have like that and made mincemeat out of a lot of my clothes too.
• Pamplona, Spain
@JudyEv It was his way of being at that time and we had rescued him from cruel callous hands. I had to rescue the plastic flower pots the other day as he had took them around the garden and trying to bite them again. I have managed to find a little bouncy ball that I kick around and he can play with it and run off lots of energy and I get to walk and run even if I am a bit lazy to do so.
• United Kingdom
The only occasion I will wear an apron is when we are entertaining family or friends and I'm cooking a meal. Obviously I have good clothes on in company, so I have to protect them when I go into the kitchen. My grandmother practically lived in hers - it was one of those wrap-around things. Strangely I can't remember if my mother wore one or not.