The pinny project

I have posted before about my friend: grieving the loss of her parents, and in possession of all of the textiles from their house of many, many years. One thing there were a lot of, were shirts her parents had worn in the little supermarket they ran in a tiny country town. We agreed I would turn some into a pinny–short for pinafore, in this context meaning an apron that generously covers you up as you work.

I created the front with a patchwork of different shirts, pockets and all.

Of course, I added ties and such. On the inside, another pocket (thank you, India Flint); and a lining made from one of her parents’ sheets. This felt like one of the more satisfying projects from this house full of thrifty folks’ textile trove. I hope it lasts well!


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6 responses to “The pinny project

  1. Rhonda

    I love love love this, the wearer will feel wrapped in history. As I currently sort through my own thrifty parents belongings I am facing a mammoth task of rehome and reuse and this project hits the spot. XX

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  2. Lovely with the little slogan inside close to the heart.

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