Please your husband and don an apron

There is not a man living who, in his secret heart, does not like to see a woman in an apron.

Every bridegroom dreams of his young wife donning one in which to pour his coffee.

There is something eternally feminine about an apron in the minds of the stronger ones, and the wise young woman takes advantage of this knowledge and adds this useful bit of clothing to her wardrobe.

The young wife who has just “moved in” to her new dove-cote and is to “do” her own work should have a number of big loose pinafores. These should be made large enough to envelop her when dressed in her best, and yet is doing active service in life kitchen.

These aprons may be long-sleeved and high-necked, or cut low and demi-sleeves, according to her needs and fancy.

The clever young woman who is doing her own work and who also likes to look pretty, dresses herself carefully for dinner and then puts on a big apron to prepare it.

A pretty model that a young bride had several aprons fashioned after is made kimona shape. These are of pink Chambray and loose enough to be slipped on and off in a jiffy. They are trimmed with embroidered bands and have a useful, if wee, bit of a pocket.

Dress-up afternoon aprons are fashioned after many styles and of varied materials. Scrim, lawn, linen and organdy are used their construction. They may be much trimmed and ruffled, according to the clever fingers manipulating them, and, the taste of the wearer.

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Hand crochet lace and daisies done in cross-stitch is the work upon a cream-colored scrim apron. The lace is inserted and is inside of the narrow hem, and then edging finishes it. The daisies are done in yellow, white and green and decorate the lower part of the apron and the straps that go over the shoulders.

A cunning closed pocket or bag in which to tuck a handkerchief is the feature of a white lawn apron. This has a lace insertion that is fancifully arranged in bow knots and outlines the apron.

A coquettish lawn, one which would please the most fastidious of men, has three rows of lace around it and a kerchief-shaped shoulder piece and collar. Pale blue satin bows decorate it.

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Source publication: The Day Book - Chicago

Source publication date: 23 December 1911

Filed under: 1910s, Beauty & fashion, Love & marriage

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