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    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 29th Jul 06, 10:45 AM
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    does anyone use an apron when cleaning and cooking
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    does anyone use an apron when cleaning and cooking 29th Jul 06 at 10:45 AM
    i have noticed the "older ladies" use tabards...overall......apron.. when they do the house cleaning......also when you watch old films the ladies have them on ..the scarfs hidding their curlers......very stereo type......
    but seriously does anyone wear them..? the mo. i've been selling my retro collection of clothes and accessories that i used to collect years ago, and every apron/pinnie and i have offered for sale, has sold....vintage ones that is.....

    just a years ago practically every woman used to wear one....i can remember my gran..putting on her pink nylon overall and putting old kickers that she used use as dusters in the pockets...ready to dust....

    wouldnt get much dusting done to day ...with these simpy thongs that people wear.......

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    • By lillibet dripping 7th Jan 16, 4:58 PM
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    Yes, regular apron for cooking and a wraparound overall (40s style pinny) to clean the house. I got these wraparounds in a market in Rome and absolutely love them, they seem impossible to find now in the UK!
    Originally posted by Caterina
    Caterina, I have been looking for one of those 1940's floral cotton wrap-around aprons for ages!

    I always put an apron on first thing in the morning and don't take it off at all until I go to bed at night. I have a varied selection !!!
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    • By DigForVictory 1st Sep 16, 3:14 PM
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    Butchers pinny for doing the washing up or I get soaked all down the frontage.

    Scruffs for general cooking & cleaning in - never tried cooking in real time for guests who'd comment...
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    • By pollypenny 1st Sep 16, 5:44 PM
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    Always for cooking. If it's just us for dinner I keep it on. I'm messy.
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    • By 8sider 2nd Sep 16, 1:11 PM
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    If it's just us for dinner I keep it on. I'm messy.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I'm like that too, but currently surrounded by people who just don't get that idea...
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    • By 8sider 7th Sep 16, 9:49 PM
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    I always used to think a pocket on an apron was about as useless as a pocket on a scarf... There was plenty of room in the kitchen (or wherever I was working on whatever) to put things down and pick them up again later when needed - without having to take anything with me and maybe get the inside of the pocket dirty in the process.

    It took me a long time to realise that it's good to have a pocket for my phone (which I use to listen to podcasts/music/whatever). A couple of years later, nearly all my aprons are ones I've made with a special phone pocket - near the top at the front. Not an afterthought clip-on thingy like my first attempt, but a proper built-in pocket with a stud that closes the top to stop it falling out, and a hole in the back for the headphone cable to run through.

    Hey, looks like this thread has passed its 10th birthday!
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    • By momoyama 29th Sep 16, 3:58 PM
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    Hey, looks like this thread has passed its 10th birthday!
    Originally posted by 8sider

    Excellent. It seems the humble home apron isn't dead. I can't help but wonder if more people should surrender to them.

    I've found it part of habits now. For the most part if I'm at home (and not in bed) I have an apron on. And yes, most definitely during meals.
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    • By 8sider 2nd Oct 16, 4:05 PM
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    21st century problem:
    Does anyone take off (or forget to take off) their pinny when using Skype, Facetime etc? I jut got caught!
    Originally posted by momoyama
    I don't seem to have reached the 21st century yet and have never used anything like Skype outside of work ... But it's years since I got used to keeping my apron on regardless - while answering the door or going out to hang up washing, empty the bins or whatever. And yes, any trainspotters will have noticed that I own a few different ones.

    I get a feeling I don't see other people outside in their aprons quite as much as I used to, but then maybe I'm just losing track of when the things I remember actually happened! What I do feel more sure of is that most of the aprons you see out in public these days are part of McJob* uniforms, rather than their own ones they would have chosen to wear which is what this thread is really about.

    * If I'm having a go at anything by using the word "McJob", it's the employers, not the employees.
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    • By momoyama 8th Jul 18, 3:15 AM
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    How are the dedicated apron-wearers doing in this British summer heat?
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