So I started to do some research on aprons. Here's a book that looks really interesting:
And if you'd like to become a collector or just have your very own apron like your mom or grandma used to wear, check out these that I found on Etsy:
I really can't imagine wearing a crocheted apron. But you just can't imagine how many of them are listed on Etsy - there were hundreds! I have a feeling that it was one of those kinds of things that crocheters made when they had already made too many doilies, toilet paper covers, baby blankets and afghans. Now what else can I make that would be totally impractical? How about an apron? This one is from Everything Paula:
I really like this one. It's so cheery and colorful. See it at: Find Me a Memory.
This design was stripped right off of the bed and made into an apron. "Quick, honey, the dinner guests have arrived! Put this on and go open the door." Don't you just love it? It's from Hartwell Designs:
Now who would be caught dead wearing this apron at their next barbecue? I guess if you want to advertise the Electric Portable Kitchen, you might. This very hilarious apron is from Save the Vintage.
This apron is called the Naughty Housewife. Ha! It's from Katadrian. Check out all four photos:
And here's the apron (from Lace and Luxuries) to wear after a hard day at the office anticipating a hard day at home:
This is the one to wear at your next cocktail party. Suesue Gonzalas suggests you wear it with your red stilettos:
I hope you've been inspired to wear an apron the next time you're in the kitchen. I've only chosen a tiny fraction of those available on Etsy. There are literally hundreds listed and it's really fun to see all of the different varieties. Just go to "Vintage" and type in "aprons". You'll be amazed.