Clare loves aprons and she wears them A LOT. Clare and Su work together to design apron styles that are functional, practical, and “barn-worthy”. Clare wears her apron all day. Starting in the morning to cook breakfast, in the garden, and even trips to the grocery store. After many guests inquired about the aprons that Clare wears they decided to sell aprons at the B&B. There is a fun selection to choose from.
Clare, like many people and professionals have done for centuries, wears aprons as more than a way to keep clothes clean while they work. Clare likes to wear aprons as attractive fashion accessories or as a part of her daily clothing. She likes them so much that she designs and sews many of her own aprons (directly below).
There isn’t a lack of apron ideas when you look for patterns or browse Esty or Pintress. Aprons are in vogue and even better–they are retro-chic. And wouldn’t you really EXPECT to see someone who owns, lives and works in a barn to be wearing amazing aprons? Of course.
Here are some choices for you to consider if you want to take an apron home with you during your next visit to the Dungeness Barn House B&B at Two Crows Farm.
Our friend Tammy recently found the very first aprons that she and her sister ever made. They were inside of her mom’s keepsake box. For many beginning sewers, one of their earliest sewing projects is an apron (4-H club, home and family life classes, at the side of an experienced family member). Tammy’s mom is the one who taught her to sew and after learning sewing basics on simple items like place mats and pin cushions it was an apron that was the first garment she learned to make.
Over the years our friend Tammy has gifted a handful of her friends and relatives a home-made, reversible apron from her favorite pattern called “Church Lady Apron”. She said, “Don’t even try to get me out of the fabric store when I’m on an apron mission. I get into all sorts of other elements like prints, wovens, color combinations for the reversibles, …. ” Tammy recalls playing dress up with her mother’s mother’s old and worn out homemade apron that she’d pulled out of rag bag when she was younger than five years old. “Passion is passion, even for aprons.”
So if you share this apron-passion at least one of the many aprons we sell with SPEAK TO YOU!