Fashion parade of aprons

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Dooley (Laura) made us aprons and presented them on their recent visit. Here I am, in my beautiful tomato print fabric apron, making a Spanish omelette. This gorgeous apron has inspired me to do a bit more baking and cooking!
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    Jane's apron ( photo / image / picture from marlingardener's Garden )
    Of course, she is very generous, so Walt got a workshop apron, and here he is, staining a mesquite crosscut slab to make a candle holder for the parsonage.
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    Walt's work apron ( photo / image / picture from marlingardener's Garden )
    You would not believe how well-made these aprons are--reinforced ties, every seam straight and true--no wonder they are a hit at the Farmers' Markets! We are so lucky to have a kitchen apron, workshop apron, and a garden apron. I just hope we can live up to their beauty and durability!
     
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    OH how cute....I love mine...I got mine for work in the garden but I use it every day in my kitchen. I just couldn't use it out in that dirt and all.....

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    What's that saying about "clothes making the person"? I think it needs to be changed to "Dooley's Aprons Make Happy, Functional Folks". :stew2:
     
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    Mine gets used every day too but not in the garden. I'd hate it to get all stained and dirty so I use it in my craft room instead. :-D I've had aprons from the shops before that the ties have fallen off or the seams rip - not with Dooley's it's still as good as the day I got it. :D
     



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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    My Mom received one of Dooley's fantastic aprons also. The quality is amazing I assure you of that :stew1: You two look great sporting Dooley's fashion!
     
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    Oh Jane, You and Walt look fabulous in your new outfits. It sounds like all of us that have Dooley's aprons are very pleased with them. I have one of those "purple hulled pea pickin' apron" and use it all the time. Thanks You, Dooley!
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those look fabulous! Hmmm...everyone seems to have one except me ;)
     
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    Nice-looking aprons, MG...both of them. I especially like the looks of yours. Are all the little dots tomatos of different colours?
    They stand out so nicely on that black background, don't you think?
    That Dooley--she makes some first class stuff.
     
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    Yes, Sojoerd, you could call this an "instructional apron." Each tomato has its name under it, so I know what I'm cooking with!
    One of the best things about this apron is it is pre-spotted. With my cooking skills and neatness, it was bound to get various spots and dolops on it, but they won't show! Dooley isn't just a first class apron maker, she also knows how to disguise the wearer's occasional messiness. My "oops" will be hidden by the tomatoes!
     
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    Goodness! You are going to give me a swelled head with all the praise. Then, my hat won't fit and I can't go outside without a hat. I'll have to stay inside all of the time and sew. Netty, I lost your address.

    dooley
     
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    Don't worry Sjoerd and marlingardener about her getting a swelled head. She almost always wears a ball cap and they are adjustable. Besides I like to see the silly grin on her face. Thank you.

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    Jane ... pretty, Walt ... rugged!!! :)
     
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    KK, you are too kind!
    Update on the fashion parade. I was chitting potatoes yesterday afternoon (that's cutting seed potatoes so each piece has at least two eyes, and the cut can heal over for a couple of days before planting) while wearing my apron. Yes, it got dirty, really dirty! I felt bad about that, but figured that Dooley had told me it was a garden apron and she ought to know. I put it in the wash with warm water, line-dried it, and it's as good as new! I'm relieved I didn't stain my apron, and even more in love with it than before :smt049 !
     
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    All of the aprons and bags that I make are washable unless you happen to get one of the "Sunday" aprons that are of a silky material. Then, I would hand wash it. I cannot however guarantee that they are stain proof. I'm glad you were able to use your apron so soon, Jane.

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    My SIS got me a nice apron for Christmas.I had bad habit when i'm I'm cooking wiping hands on my Jean behind to dry hand. After I washed the apron was very nice-very stiff material before . Yours look well made. Wish my kitchen was big enough for island.Would cook even more.
     

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