A Fashion Show In the Kitchen
The apron may have had its heyday in the 1950s, but the housewife coverup has resurfaced as more than a mark of Grandma's pride. From the sheer and ruffled to the yellow polka-dotted, this dish-drying, pot-holding, dust-chasing collectible has evolved into a sassy emblem of kitchen couture -- and so has the craft of making them. Perhaps it's the Bree Van De Kamp effect (thanks to "Desperate Housewives") or the appeal of this generation's June Cleavers, as seen on food and home shows on cable television.
EllynAnne Geisel, an avid collector and author of "The Apron Book," says women in the 1950s began making aprons when improvements in appliances made housekeeping less time-consuming.
So what inspired Amy Karol, an artist and mother in Portland, Ore., to start making aprons by hand, hosting online apron swaps and blogging ( http:/
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