full frontal apron

Women in Japan seem to be very into aprons, and we’re not talking just any kind of apron. The aprons there often have sleeves and cover big areas of the body. My mother likes to wear these aprons, and I have started to don them while cooking. I just made this sleeveless one:
apron front.JPG apron back.JPG
It’s a little big, but it is very functional. I think I will get a lot of use out of it!

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19 Responses to full frontal apron

  1. Michele says:

    Very cute! Could you tell us about the pattern, please? I find that I seldom cook with out one–helps cut down on the frustration come laundry day. Until today, I thought I was the only one under sixty that wore an apron.

  2. Cindy says:

    Yes, please share. Very adorable!

  3. monica says:

    Cute! They are very handy to wear while cooking. I never wear one and always regret it when I end up with a greasy shirt.

  4. Amy says:

    I love aprons! Yours is great. My friends tease me about my vintage apron obsession.
    There’s a very cute Japanese apron pattern book that pops up on eBay now and again that I’ve been coveting for quite some time. I never did manage to find it on amazon.co.jp or I’d link to it.

  5. claudia says:

    Ok, the apron is very cute on you. But the photo styling with the pink slippers and tongs…over the top, baby.

  6. Gina says:

    Wow! I share an apron obsession with you. Please note that Italian and Polish women love these dress-like aprons as well. In Pittsburgh, we called it a “housedress”. I suppose it is more of a dress than, say, a robe. You could greet the postman in the housedress without fear of neighbors gossiping.

  7. Bliss says:

    I remember my grandmother and her best friend always wore the full aprons (sleevless). My grandmother had some that just had a bib attached to the apron that was pinned to whatever she was wearing.
    I have an aunt that used to make all of the ladies in the family aprons each Christmas. They were often elaborate with smocking or emroidery added. One Christmas she decided to gift something else afraid that everyone was stocked up and tired of aprons after a few years. There was a general outcry of, “Where’s my apron?”
    I don’t remember to wear them every time I cook, but I always do around the holidays. It protects my clothing as I am doing those last minute things while company is arriving.
    I thought it was a bit of a lost art. It’s great to see interest again, and yours is so cute!

  8. Bliss says:

    “sleeveless” even. Why do I always see the typos AFTER I post – hee!

  9. alison says:

    Coverage is key with aprons, and yours is wonderful. great for baking, welding, whatever may come your way!

  10. Jenny says:

    Great Idea! I always wear an apron. In fact, when I first started cooking, I used to wear TWO aprons,……..one on my backend for complete coverage! I need to make a new one…..yours is a great pattern!

  11. Silvia says:

    Wow, that’s an apron worthy of a Thanksgiving size feast. Get cooking!

  12. masami says:

    You’re so right about Japanese women and aprons! My mother must make herself 2 every month – my favorite of hers is made of dishtowels (for the top) and the tops of old jeans (for the bottom – good use of those jeans pockets!). Every time the boy and I go visit, she has a whole new collection of them.

  13. Jan says:

    I LOVE Japanese aprons! I bought a wonderful apron pattern book in Nagoya a few years ago (perhaps the same book Amy alluded to?) and have never gotten around to making any. Yours has inspired me!!

  14. Christine says:

    Should you ever just be dying to type something, I’d suggst the pattern and instructions for that apron! I’d love to make one, and it looks like it wouldn’t be too terribly hard (right?).

  15. melissa says:

    my mom would wear those kinds of aprons too. nice tongs!

  16. Julie says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only one.. I’m currently making a smaller apron (ties around the waist, but no top part), with a ruffle around the bottom and ruffles at the tops of the two pockets. …we’ll just ignore that I have 3 or 4 aprons in the kitchen drawer already…

  17. froggy says:

    now that’s what i need. no matter what apron i use the food just jumps to a spot of my clothing. that apron would stop it. and the fabric is very cute!

  18. Lydia says:

    What kind of fabric do you use? When I was growing up, we had aprons made out of thin cotton that just seemed to wick water and stains to make sure that they were evenly spread across the whole front of my shirt. The apron that I have now is a cobbler’s apron in some heavy synthetic; it doesn’t wick, but it isn’t that nice to wear either.

  19. Christine says:

    http://www.gotfabric.com has a nioce patten for a kappogi…. I’m thinking I should make some for my daughter…
    God bless

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