November 18, 2010
Back in September I mentioned that I was going to introduce two new holiday apron designs for 2010. Well, I can’t believe the time has come to unveil them. Here they are!
KITSCHY RETRO CHRISTMAS REINDEER APRON
“Oh by gosh, by golly,
It’s time for mistletoe and holly,
Fancy ties and Grandma’s pies,
And folks stealing a kiss or two,
As they whisper Merry Christmas to you”
This apron is inspired by ‘A Christmas Story’ (my favorite holiday film), vintage holiday albums I listened to on my parents’ record player as a kid, and my collection of holiday elves and reindeer from the 1950s.
Features a fun retro print apron skirt with waistband & ties made from a contrasting red and white gingham cotton print. The skirt is adorned with white jumbo rickrack accents & handmade deer and heart appliques featuring hand-embroidered details.
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SNOW QUEEN HOLIDAY HOSTESS APRON
This beautiful, fabulous retro apron is inspired by Snegurochka the snow princess from Russian folklore, Queen Frostine from CandyLand, and the enchanting images I’ve seen of the Icehotel in Lapland.
This feminine design is made from a silky sheer blue fabric with silver glitter snowflakes. Waistband and pockets are made from beautiful, white textured vintage fabric. Ties are made from ice blue cotton. Navy Blue rick-rack accents complete the look.
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Need one of these Flapper Girl aprons to spice up your holiday baking and party plans? You can find these designs in the Flapper Girl Boutique.
August 24, 2009
It’s time! I can’t believe it! I’ve worked so hard on this collection, and I’m so excited to unveil it.
It was really exciting to do research on the origin and golden age of this mystical autumn holiday. I browsed through so many books showcasing hundreds of images of vintage Hallowe’en decor. I learned that once upon a time, costumes were made from crepe paper, and the Dennison Manufacturing Company was once the king of all things Hallowe’en. I fell in love with the stories and photos in Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration Of Fun, Food, And Frolics From Halloweens Past by Diane C. Arkins, who so brilliantly discusses the Golden Age (1890s-1930s) of the holiday. I visited the library and checked out Hallowe’en party books from 1925. Did you know they used to melt lead for a popular party game? It’s true (and oh so dangerous).
Armed with some new info, my love of everything vintage, my affection for Hallowe’en, and my sewing machine, I created a line of holiday aprons that bring together a touch of the old with some new twists. I hope you love this collection as much as I do. Let me know what you think!
If you find an apron (or a few) you can’t live without, you can visit the Flapper Girl boutique and order your favorite one(s) today!
Click on any image below for a detailed view.
February 19, 2009
Chas and I have been watching season 2 of Mad Men this week. When we devoured season 1 a few months ago, it quickly became one of our favorite TV shows ever.
One of the extra perks of the show is that everyone looks so great in their retro threads. I was especially giddy last night when I spotted Betty Draper wearing a lovely blue tulle hostess apron on the night of the big company dinner she was hosting at her house (episode 8). Check it out:
Nice work, Janie Bryant! You’re tops in my book.
Want to feel like a modern Betty Draper? Head to the Flapper Girl Shop to be hooked up with a fabulous retro tulle hostess apron!