Plus, I was getting frustrated with collecting eggs in my shirt hem. Okay, that was mostly the reason for this apron.
Only half the time do I remember to take the egg basket out to the coop with me. I end up stashing eggs in any available pocket, the water bucket or (my favorite) leaving them in a "safe place," like a ledge in the barn, and totally forgetting about them. Bosley has enjoyed more than one egg over the months.
So early this morning I tied one on and went out to do chores. I love being outside in the cool hours before everything is awake. Well, actually Bosley was glad to see me. He's used to the kids catching the bus about this time each day. And it didn't take long before the pigs started squealing. Their pans never stay full! The sheep got a little restless looking for grain, too. And the barn cats...well, let's just say I love being outside in the mornings, and leave it at that.
I used some chicken fabric that I've been saving for a wall hanging. The body of the apron is made from three gored panels with rounded bottoms. I wanted to try a scalloped hem as that style was very popular through the '40s and '50s. I made bias binding in the Purina red and white check to use as edging.
The generous front pocket has two tucks on the bottom to accommodate eggs. I had extra bias leftover, so I added the bows on either side. This apron would be perfect if I showed chickens at the Fair or worked at the feed mill.
Maybe Feather Duster would like to take a trip to the Fair...
...or perhaps Five Toe the Pirate Chicken could hold his own. Ah well, I'll leave these boys to strut around the barnyard. I have laundry to get to.
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