There was a time when a woman would not be caught in her kitchen without an apron to protect her clothes. Aprons seem to take on a life of their own though by the 1950's and 60's when they became as pretty as the clothing they were protecting. Sheer aprons like this were often donned when the guests appeared and after the messiest work was done. They still provided a layer of protection for that party dress.
This apron suggests Christmas with red and green and what could be snowflakes and ornaments but the design really lends itself to anytime of the year. When looking at it closely the "snowflakes" are really flower shapes and the "ornaments" just circles. In Excellent Condition the sheer fabric is organdy or voile. It has a slight stiffness that suggests it has been barely used. No stains or holes are found.
Though the fabric gives the apron a dainty look it is a good size that offers coverage. The apron measures 21" long and 34" wide at the bottom. Each sash is 34" long. The long ribbon sash can be tied into a large pleasing bow in the back and can fit around most any waist line. A small pocket is present on the upper right front.
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