When my father asked me recently if I'd ever featured aprons on my blog, I had to say no. But his question took me by surprise - I hadn't ever thought about showing aprons as a handmade fashion item - and inspired to dig deeper, I quested for an answer.
Dot's Diner, a shop that claims to have pinup models and burlesque performers among its customers (its namesake owner once owned a burlesque and pole dance studio!), makes some very cute aprons that are real fashion statements.
Just look at the "Alice in Wonderland/Queen of Hearts" apron (above), complete with red and blue ric rac trim on the bib and pocket. And don't miss the heart stockings!
Dot's Diner pays homage to retro 50s themes of car hop waitresses, barn dances, and plain old mom and apple pie. Just like the "Hard Candy Apple and Lollipops" apron (below) with a little front pocket.
Along with the retro 50s theme, I see a heart theme, with all the heart-shaped bodices, heart applique, and just plain hearts everywhere. Don't you just love the aqua color of the "Retro 50s Diner Waitress" apron (below)?
These aprons are meant to be costumes more than practical aprons. But, as Dot's Diner says, "If you must, go ahead and clean house in it."
Dot will make these aprons to order. To see more of this unusual and zesty work, go to Dot's Diner and have some fun!