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Sassy & Sexy

Taking off in the 1930s with the likes of superstars such as Jean Harlow, Mae West, Greta Garbo and Ginger Rogers, pin up girls have been a part of popular culture ever since. With the numbers of original and tasteful pin ups dwindling, we still have some modern day beauties, like Dita Von Teese keeping up the act but the less tasteful seems to be on the increase these days.
The idea of the tasteful and beautiful pin-up has become less main stream and more under culture these days, associated more with Burlesque, Rockabilly, Lolita and Gothic culture.
I wanted to tie the idea of sexy aprons in with pin-ups so today I’m featuring a bit of both. Enjoy!

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The miniature world of aprons

Enter the world of miniature aprons for Blythe.
If anyone isn’t familiar with the Blythe doll, she is an adorable little girl being produced both in the US and in Japan. The respective brands being Hasbro (US) and Takara (Japan).
She was produced back in 1972 by the brand Kenner (which no longer operates) but due to lack of sales she was discontinued.
Skip ahead 30 years she started to get produced again in 2001 being a perfect replica of the original. She is a darling.
Due to her photogenic face and body that looks great in clothes there is a huge following of people (mostly adult women) out there who love to make clothes, dress her and take photos.
People also like to customize the doll which can bring about fantastic results and completely original little Blythes.

I recently purchased my first Blythe she is an ADG (Ashton Drake Galleries) which is made by Hasbro (US).
Her name (on the box) is Pinafore Purple but I personally called her Augustina. She is a darling red head – i love her hair, it’s spectacular.

You can see how people get attached to their dolls though. They are so sweet.

So to celebrate I am featuring these lovelies from Etsy.

How cute is this! This little Blythe apron by FernsCloset is so adorable. The polka dots are great and it comes with a hat too! I love the attention to detail with the tiny kitchen utensils.

This apron by BlytheCouture looks very functional for little Blythe. Wish I knew how to make the rounded frilly ones. I think they are timeless.

Wow now this is a set of 4 items by shopoholican . She has included in the set a Dress, skirt, hat and apron. The apron is so yummy with it’s cherries on it!

This one is brilliant. LarasFawn has made this set up look so realistic. I think she looks great in her functional bright cherry apron.

And last of all, one of my own. This apron is made with certified retro material from the 1970s.

Aprons are making a comeback

As an apron designer and maker I am always looking around for inspiration and the latest and greatest designs to gauge what the apron climate is, and at the moment it’s pretty damn hot!
On Etsy aprons are all around you. From ruffles to reversible, full aprons and half aprons. Cute and funky material to floral and pretty. People out there are really getting into it.
When I first started making aprons a year ago people seemed to think it a little odd. They thought that aprons were a thing of the past. That they were retro and outdated but I soon realized that aprons were making a pretty forceful comeback.

No longer are they seen strictly in relation to 1950’s housewives and back even further into the annals of the 20th century but are now viewed as something anyone with a creative flair and a sewing machine can whip up into something gorgeous. The whole domestic goddess scene has helped with their reputation. Just throw on your snazzy apron and get cooking, but look great while doing it of course.
Not long after I started making them I also started selling them, a lot of them. To family friends and my own 20 something friends. Everyone wanted one. They bought them for birthdays and Christmas and even as a treat for themselves.
So to celebrate aprons making a comeback I would like to feature other bright young designers and their wonderful creations.

Here are some inspirational and totally unique aprons selling now on Etsy.

This sexy apron by loverdoversclothing is so great. I love the heart shaped bib, polka dots and classic color scheme.

I love this gorgeous apron by WiseOwlStudio. The fabric is beautiful and the design is really great and versatile.
I’m also a sucker for floral.

This nautical looking apron by DianneDesignerAprons is particularly attractive to me because of my love of anything even hinting at being nautical. Once again, awesome fabric, awesome design. Love it!

Now this half apron by fatorangecat really got my attention because of the floral fabric and the cute little deer applique. I think the whole design goes together beautifully, the pink floral with the black polka dot deer on it. Very sweet.

A classic ruffled apron by
I absolutely love ruffled aprons. They are the epitome of fun and flirty. This one is particularly gorgeous with it’s stripes, flowers and polka dots all mixed in to a funky finish. Great colors too.

Could you spot the theme today?

It was polka dots.

For the love of aprons

Lots of pretty vintage aprons to look at. Inspiration!

Let me introduce myself

Hi my name is Thea and I make aprons. You can find me on Etsy selling cheap but high quality ladies aprons. Visit my Etsy

I’m going to start my blog on a random topic: Scrabble Cakes.

These are some cute scrabble cakes that we made a few weeks back in remembrance of my auntie on her birthday who absolutely loved playing scrabble. They turned out quite abstract.