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Calico Apron

Revived: Our Calico Apron from 1973, Still as Functional and Attractive as Ever

Calico Apron

Revived: Our Calico Apron from 1973, Still as Functional and Attractive as Ever


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Back in 1973 we got our friend Deborah Pratt Dawson to model our calico apron because the original photo from 1952 was looking a bit dated. Fifteen years ago sales fell off and we discontinued the apron, but recently we began to get requests from women to bring it back, so we started making it again. Deborah, who still has the calico apron she modeled in '73, lives in Connecticut now but gladly paid us a visit so we could have a then/now presentation of this long-adored vintage apron. Now she's happy to have the new apron, as her old one was getting a bit threadbare. We are delighted that women have come back to their senses—some misplaced fashion-sense in the '90s forgot that the primary purpose of an apron is to protect the cook's outfit—and again are wearing the classic calico apron in the kitchen. 60" drawstrings crisscross in back. 100% woven cotton. Machine wash and dry. Imported.

  • 100% cotton vintage apron in a calico pattern
  • Long ties crisscross in back for a perfect fit
  • Has a gathered, ruffled skirt

Old-fashioned calico apron for today's "new-fashioned" woman.

Calico Apron

Materials

100% Cotton, Printed

Care

Machine wash in warm water, tumble dry on a low heat.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane Thank you for bring this back...I had a red one years ago, and my daughters each had a childrens' version (which I still have). I bought this for my oldest granddaughter. She loves it and loves following the family tradition! June 21, 2013
Deja vu I bought this apron in yellow in about 1975; I just received my new apron, in blue. Almost immediately, I realized it was impossible to put on. If I do it on my own, those long ties get tangled and twisted. If my husband helps, it looks perfect--but I need an apron I can just toss on and plunge into kitchen chores. I asked myself, "How come the old yellow apron is so much easier to wear?!" Then deja vu hit. I took a close look at the yellow apron. Ah-ha! The telltale signs of long-ago scissoring and re-stitching. I had used one of those long ties (cut shorter) for a standard loop around the back of my neck, then cut the other into 2 pieces and attached it at the waist to make standard apron strings. Looks like I've got some sewing ahead of me... again. January 4, 2013
For Apron Lovers Comfortable, functional, pretty...what more could you ask of an apron? January 1, 2013
I love this apron This apron will fit anybody. Since I'm short I've always had to make a tuck in an apron and tie it up under my arms to get it fit right, which is hardly attractive. I don't have to do that with this one. September 17, 2012
The Apron that comforts my heart For years I felt as if I "just did not belong" in the world in which was mine to grow, become educated, and find some way to help others while working to help support my family. A few years ago a lady adverised 1940's styled aprons online. I bought two. Then I saw one in a church craft fair..newly made..and bought it. Then the calico one you advertised in your mail order catalog struck my eye and heart. When it arrived, I found myself wearing just because it "felt right" on me. Thank you for such a treasured product. Blessings, an appreciative shopper August 15, 2012
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