Do you wear an apron?

@JudyEv (137389)
Bunbury, Australia
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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@marlina (79707)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
Yes, I do wear an apron and so did my Mom and grandma.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
They do save your clothes from spots and stains.
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@Morleyhunt (21470)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
I often wear an apron in the house. It's a handy place to keep my cellphone...I don't like pockets in my clothing.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
I always need to have a hankie with me so I like clothing with pockets.
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@Morleyhunt (21470)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv pockets often add bumps... I've been known to sew the pockets closed. Cellphones are changing my view of pockets. Now I'm finding them a necessary evil..
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@Fleura (7370)
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 17
That's funny, we should swap, I am always cursing my clothes for not having pockets!
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@PainsOnSlate (20670)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
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...
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
Yep, it's pretty obvious what those clothes are used for! Vin used to cook without an apron but after a bit of scolding through getting stains on clothing that I couldn't get out he decided to start wearing an apron.
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• Canada
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv I do have some aprons for the kitchen but they are worn only when we have “good” clothes on and that is rare.
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10 Nov 17
I would give you several points if this were an apron contest.
• United States
9 Nov 17
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.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
They are handy and certainly serve a purpose.
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• United States
10 Nov 17
@JudyEv I have to either make myself a few more or find a few to purchase.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
@ElusiveButterfly I made some from gingham once and then cross-stitched varying designs on them.
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@Daelii (6187)
• United States
9 Nov 17
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!
@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
That's a good idea. You could always crochet a pretty edging on to an apron too. It would make a lovely gift.
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@Daelii (6187)
• United States
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv That's what I have been doing. I made one to donate for a fundraiser and have been having fun exploring different styles and layouts for apron use in other things besides just cooking!
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10 Nov 17
I like the idea of boys cooking.
@Happy2BeMe (75409)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
I dont wear one at home when i cook but i do have one that i use at work sometimes.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
My Mum had a collection of them. I would often give her a pretty one as a gift.
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@Happy2BeMe (75409)
• Canada
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv Nice. A lot of women use to wear them back in the day. I remember my mom and grandmother always wearing aprons when I was younger.
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10 Nov 17
@JudyEv I can give you a similar one.
@amadeo (76063)
• United States
9 Nov 17
Nope I do not own one.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
Do you make much of a mess when you are cooking?
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@amadeo (76063)
• United States
10 Nov 17
@JudyEv Mike does the cooking and not he does not.Baking is not too much of a mess.
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@m_audrey6788 (17317)
• Philippines
9 Nov 17
Sometimes, Yes It depends on what I`m preparing but most of the time I use apron in grilling
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
It would be a good idea when grilling. Better than having grease spots all over your clothes.
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• Philippines
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv Yes so true!
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10 Nov 17
How I love the grill and especially being a man we like to cook hamburgers.
@JohnRoberts (65255)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Nov 17
No, but I am not a cook either.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
I can't remember the last time I wore one but Vince wears his regularly.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Nov 17
No I don't but my Grandma always used too.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
I should think many older ladies would have worn aprons.
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@RasmaSandra (20374)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Nov 17
Nope haven't in ages. My mom always wore a half apron and I still have that today. I have a full Christmas apron but it sure has been a long time since I wore it.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
Mum mostly had a full apron but sometimes in summer she'd use a half one.
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@allknowing (70883)
• India
9 Nov 17
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.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
The plastic lining is a good idea but they would be hot in summer.
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@allknowing (70883)
• India
10 Nov 17
@JudyEv The apron will will not come in contact with the skin and so sweating will not be there.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
@allknowing The plastic stops the other materials breathing to a certain degree and It is another layer of clothing whether it is plastic or not so it does have some impact on a hot day.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov 17
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.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
If they are too big they can be quite hot. It's like an extra layer. That's a shame the dog was so destructive.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Nov 17
@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.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I can imagine that keeping him busy will help enormously with his psychological problems.
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@UncleJoe (11306)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Nov 17
Does this answer your question?
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@UncleJoe (11306)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Nov 17
Another
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
Very cute! I like the short one.
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• Philippines
10 Nov 17
Oh nice! You look great there!
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@LeaPea2417 (22476)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Nov 17
Sometimes I do.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
They can be handy.
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@LeaPea2417 (22476)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Nov 17
@LadyDuck (182873)
• Switzerland
9 Nov 17
I wear an apron when I cook, particularly if I am dressed up because I have guests. I remove the apron when I serve the food.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
This is what Vince does - and what I would do if I were cooking!
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@LadyDuck (182873)
• Switzerland
10 Nov 17
@JudyEv It's also a matter of hygiene, the apron is clean and it stays in the kitchen.
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• Preston, England
9 Nov 17
I never put an apron on - never thought of it until now
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Nov 17
Maybe you are naturally clean!
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• Preston, England
9 Nov 17
@JudyEv no, jut rarely cook anything with flour or other stuff that sprays around
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@jaboUK (55200)
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 17
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.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
I can remember, if visitors came to the door (usually unexpected because we had no phone) there would be a mad scramble by Mum to find some shoes and to discard her apron.
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9 Nov 17
No I do not. I can't seem to find really cute ones and then I dont really make that much of a mess when I cook so didn't see a reason.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
If you don't make a mess then certainly there isn't much use for one.
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@sjvg1976 (18402)
• Delhi, India
9 Nov 17
My wife wears an apron sometimes when she is in kitchen and cooking.
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@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 17
They are useful to keep your clothes clean.
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