THE VILULA TEA GARDEN was a little tea room in my memories...ladies wearing white gloves and pretty hats; soft and mended old linens on the tables; and heirloom roses in crystal vases....lovely.

April 3, 2009

Check out Mary Mulari's Apron Patterns!

These are the 'church lady' aprons! Aren't they beautiful? Mary has 9 apron patterns available, not to mention some wonderful poncho patterns, tote bags, books, videos, you name it! Go to the Flirty Apron Swap and sign up, you might win one of Mary's patterns!

Church Ladies' Apron pattern
This apron pattern was inspired by a vintage 1950's apron with bias tape wrapped edges, a tiny pocket, and a single layer of fabric. The apron was a style commonly worn by ladies serving food in church basements. This pattern updates the style and adds modern, common sense details like double or single pockets sewn at a slant so it's easy to get your hands inside and a neck yoke that can be adjusted for individual fit.The apron is reversible so one yard of fabric is required for each side. Decorate the apron front or pockets with machine embroidery, sew a Velcro® closure for an opening in the neck yoke to avoid ruining your hairdo, or mix and match fabrics so that all sections of the apron feature different prints. There's lots of possibilities for this pattern! Make one for yourself and for gifts too.

This pattern honors women everywhere who prepare and serve food in church basements and fellowship halls. Special honor to the memory of my mother, Helmi Koski, and the women of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Palo, MN.

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