Vintage Sunday: Apron in Need of Some Love

Vintage Apron

I have been stricken by a fit of indecisiveness and can’t choose between painting my new sewing box or trying to sand and refinish it somehow, so I’ll have to share that another day. But, speaking of indecisiveness, there’s something you can help me with! I was gifted this charity shop apron by a friend a few weeks ago – isn’t it exciting?! I’m not sure when this apron is from, I suspect the 70s, but it really could be the 60s or even 80s by the look of it. But it’s fabulous – and pink! We all know how I love me some pink! – and I’m actually seriously in need of an apron anyway. It needs a little love though – you might be able to see that the straps are hanging on by a thread, literally. My friend and I decided that it could be repaired simply by replacing the edge binding, which would catch all the little problem areas along the way.

So, keeping in mind that the binding along the top and on the pocket are fine and can’t easily be replaced without really dismantling the entire thing, which color should I use?! I can’t decide – I can’t even rule one out! The brown makes the whole thing darker; the baby pink makes it brighter. The darker pink is about the same intensity as the original binding, but isn’t exactly the same shade, which might look odd if I don’t change the pocket / top edges. Help me – what do you guys think?!

3 Comments on Vintage Sunday: Apron in Need of Some Love

  1. Caroline
    June 9, 2013 at 17:13 (5 years ago)

    Baby pink :)

  2. Genevieve
    June 10, 2013 at 07:51 (5 years ago)

    I like the light pink or the brown. But all of them look good with it..I can see your dilemma in choosing! What a great apron!!


  3. Chrissie
    June 10, 2013 at 12:39 (5 years ago)

    The light pink. It will make you happy! Cx


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