Don’t you just love the word ‘pinny’?

17 Oct

You may well have been watching my vintage finds mount up over the weeks.  Well, last week I decided it was really time to do something about reducing the pile before it became a mountain.  I’ve booked a stall at the Crikey It’s Vintage and Handmade Haven event in Exeter next month and have been thinking about all the things I could make with my vintage fabrics.

One thing my mum always wore in the kitchen when we were children (and still wears now) was a pinny maybe more commonly known as an apron.  I love that word ‘pinny’ and without doing any research at all (because I’m lazy too busy) I guess it comes from the word pinafore.  Anyway I don’t really consider my childhood as vintage (surely I’m still only young)  but as I was thinking about pinnys I thought I could make a few from those sheets lurking in the corner of the room!


Not modelled in the kitchen but outside against a probably ‘vintage’ (certainly old) garage door.


Almost too pretty to wear in the kitchen but why not look great while you’re cooking?  Although Tobit does a lot of the cooking in this house so I might need to come up with something less floral!

What I am loving is the fact that I can randomly carefully select fabrics from my stash to use and pretty much all of them work well together – well in my opinion anyway!

I’ve got a pile of other vintage finished items and there will be more (time permitting!).

If you want to buy one of these now each apron is £15 (plus p & p depending on where in the world you are), message me with your paypal email address and I will invoice you.  Please note that I try my best to check for fading and stains, but please remember this is made using vintage fabric, so some wear is to be expected!

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4 Replies to “Don’t you just love the word ‘pinny’?

  1. Pinnies are great – and I remember that flowery pattern so well from my childhood – it seemed like everyone had that. I even have the blue version from my grandma’s house – it is about time I did something with it!

    Pomona x

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