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                                                            Women's Apparel

 

                                                                              From Jackets to Tie Vests

 

 


  

 

                                                                                                                                                 Executive Blouse Saver

 

 

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

Executive Shirt Saver

 

Eating on the go is tricky as you try not to spill anything while traveling from one meeting to the next.  This is the solution to keeping those spills away.  Made of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt (with a real necktie at the neck), this will be easy to use while traveling.  There are two layers of flannel and a nylon backing to keep any spills from soaking through to your clothes.  The shirts are approximately 20" long from the neck to the hem and 15" wide so it is plenty big to protect you.  The collar closes in the back with Velcro and the tabs allow flexibility for various neck sizes.  A waterproof pouch to store the "bib" in will keep anything spilled from soaking through to your important papers.  So throw this in your briefcase and travel to your appointments with confidence that you'll arrive with no spots.  I recommend washing on the gentle cycle in cold water and letting the shirt saver and pouch line dry.

  

$35.00

 

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                                                                                                                                                            Fall Harvest Apron

                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

Fall Harvest Apron


Apples, pears and grapes - all the fall bounty of fruit - decorate this apron made from a vintage tablecloth. The butcher style will keep you clean while cooking or baking using all the fresh fruits from your local farm market. Sweet little ruffles edge the top of the apron as well as the pocket. Extra long ties at the waist allow the apron to fit almost every size cook while a neckband slips over your head. Since this apron is made from a vintage tablecloth, I

recommend cold water wash and line dry to keep the colors bright.


This apron would make a unique shower gift or house-warming gift paired with a basket of kitchen goodies or supplies for a special recipe.


$32.00

 

   

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                                                                                                                                                                Field of Daisies

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

Field of Daisies

 

Bands of daisies alternate with solid green to fashion this apron. Long ties in the back allow most everyone to wear this apron. The fan shaped pocket on the front is banded along the top edge

with white. This apron will add a bright, cheery note while cooking or my favorite, heating in the microwave. There are two available.

 

$27.50

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                          Quaker Apron 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

 

 

Quaker Apron


A vintage feedsack - not a reproduction - is used to make this apron. The Quaker Oats man is featured prominently. Red and white gingham bind the top edges and form the neck band and tie ends. Since this is a used feedsack, there are some stains on it. That is part of the story and something you'll add to by purchasing this apron. The 30" length insures that even the messiest chef will have clean clothes. As with all the vintage fabrics I use, I recommend cold water wash and line drying to keep the colors bright and help preserve the fabric.


This would be a unique gift for a bridal shower or house-warming. Pair it with a cookbook or utensils for a one-of-a-kind gift. And honestly, this is an apron that a fellow could wear while grilling.


$28.50


 

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                                                                                                                                                             Red and Green Floral  

 

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 

Red & Green Floral Apron

 

Red and green isn't just for Christmas. This apron, made from a vintage tablecloth, has darling little flowers scattered over the red background. The green bands on the two generous pockets and along the hem feature a floral design that appears to be a vine. The tie ends are nice and long. The print reminds me of one that you'd find in a Scandinavian Chalet. This apron will work well for you at Christmas and all the rest of the year too.  There is 1 available.

 

$27.50

 

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                                                                                                                                                               Grillin' and Chillin'

 

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

  Grillin' and Chillin'

 

This butcher style apron is made for him or her.  The apron has extra long ties at the waist and two nice sized pockets to hold grilling supplies or kitchen supplies.  This apron is one you'll both be reaching for again and again.  One available.

 

$27.50


 

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                                                                                                                                                                   Fall Leaves Apron

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

 

 

Fall Leaves Apron


This cute apron with terra cotta leaves is made from a vintage tablecloth. The pale green background makes the leaves pop. The bodice is edged with a coordinating fabric that is echoed on the waist band insert and ruffle around the hem. A pocket is on the gathered skirt. The long ties allow the apron to fit a large variety of sizes. The skirt is approximately 20" from waist to hem. The v-neck bodice ties behind the neck. The material has nice body and will wear well.


This apron makes a wonderful gift for someone who loves to cook or is just starting. Add a cookbook or kitchen utensil for a one-of-a-kind gift.


I recommend washing on gentle and line drying to preserve the colors and vintage fabric.


$40.00

 

 

                                                            

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                                                                                                                                                         Dogwood Blossoms

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

Dogwood Blossoms Apron

 

Welcome spring in this beautiful apron covered with dogwood blossoms. The light blue background sets off the blossoms as if they were against a spring sky. Vintage trim accents the pockets and hem of the skirt. The curved bib top features a slight sweetheart neckline and is bound with the same fabric. Extra-long ties allow this apron to worn by people of differing sizes. The neck strap fastens at the top edge of the bib with a button. The skirt is approximately 20" long with 2 nice pockets.  There is 1 available.

 

$30.00

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                       Pine Boughs Apron

 

 

                                                                                                                                                 

 

Pine Boughs

Another apron using re-purposed items, this bright red apron features pine boughs, pine cones and snowflakes. Generously gathered and with nice long ties, this apron will take you through the winter cooking and baking. Red and gold cord trim the hem. One available.


$22.50

 

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                                                                                                                                                Tropical Flower Apron

 

 

                                                                                                                                            

 

Tropical Flowers

Bright, vibrant flowers of pink, yellow and orange decorate this royal blue apron. Wouldn't you just love to wear this for a tropical-themed party? The apron only needs touch-up ironing after washing and drying. As always, the ties are extra long to fit almost everyone. It's a lovely, bright apron that will make you happy just to look at it. There is one available. This apron is

one-of-a-kind.

$20.00 each

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                      Flower Garden Apron

                               

 

                                                                                                                                            

 

Flower Garden

These soft-colored flowers take you back to an old-fashioned flower garden. The soft pinks and blues on a white background look as if they come from another era. The tablecloth used to make this apron is truly a vintage one. The fabric is a heavier weight with a soft feel to it. An apron to remind you of your grandma, this is perfect for serving a special occasion spring meal. There are two aprons of this design.

$20.00 each

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                Not your Butcher's Apron

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Not Your Butcher's Apron

Here is another tablecloth that has been converted to a butcher-style apron. This apron has a subtle damask-like effect but it's a somewhat stiffer fabric than damask. The ties are long enough to fit most people. Whether you wear this apron for baking or to protect your holiday finery while putting dinner on the table, this apron will get as many compliments as your best recipe. As always, a vintage tablecloth was used so there are some minor imperfections. Two aprons are available.

$20.00

 

 

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                                                                                               Tie Vest

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Yes, this vest is made from neckties. Since more and more companies are adopting a business casual look, old neckties need "a home." The vests are fully lined and have elastic in the back to help provide agood fit. These can be made using my ties or, for a special vest, ties belonging to a family member. The ties are sewn together by hand. A binding for around the front and arm holes is made from unused piecesof the ties. Because some of the ties are silk, dry-cleaning is recommended. Please contact me for color options.

Using my ties - $50.00

Using your ties - $40.00 (10 ties needed)


 

  

 

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                                                                                              Ivy Jacket

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Do you love digging in the dirt or know someone who does? Is a visit to the local nursery more fun than the local mall? Then this jacket is for you! Ivy vines wind their way up the front of the jacket from flower pot pockets to meet in the back. Whether shopping for fall mums or spring pansies, this jacket shows your love of gardening. Ivy fabric along the front carries through the ivy theme. And an ivy-shaped button at the neck completes the jacket. The jacket is available in small, medium, large and extra-large. 

 
32.00

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

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                                                                                            Fall Jacket

 

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

Gold and crimson leaves. Orange pumpkins. Fall is in the air. This jacket of lovely fall colors will see you through those crisp fall days whether you're doing errands around town or standing on the sidelinesof a high-school football game. Fabric in a fall print forms the placket for the buttons and buttonholes. The pockets are gently curved like pumpkins. Leaves of various colors and types are appliqued front and back. This jacket will be the one you reach for over and over again. It is available in small, medium, large and extra-large. 

$32.00

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

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