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duck001 Dec 4, 2012 05:02 PM

For Christmas my mom has asked for new kitchen aprons. However, I'm having a problem finding the kind that she wants. She has (for as long as I can remember) worn an apron that is kind of like a backwards short sleeve shirt (crew neck) that ties in the back at the neck and mid back. I cant seem to find these anywhere - know they are kind of old school. Anyone know where I might be able to find one????

Thanks!

  1. iluvcookies Dec 4, 2012 05:04 PM

    This is a cobbler apron, looks similar to what you describe, but not exactly.
    http://www.happychefuniforms.com/800-...

    Would this work?

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      duck001 Dec 4, 2012 06:10 PM

      It's pretty close, but hers literally have short sleeves.

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      Hobbert Dec 4, 2012 06:47 PM

      Try Etsy. A friend of mine finds items she likes and contacts the sellers to see if they could custom make an item for her. She's done this with handbags and jewelry and never had anyone turn her down.

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        ShawneeTheApronista Dec 8, 2012 07:32 AM

        I'm an apron collector/lover and found a bunch on Etsy for you to choose from -- use "Smock Apron" for your search. Like:
        http://www.etsy.com/listing/109916900/made-to-order-pink-cupcake-cobbler-smock
        http://www.etsy.com/listing/101318377/vintage-crafting-cooking-smock-apron ONLY $7!
        http://www.etsy.com/listing/103151631/bright-floral-patchwork-smock-apron LONGER SLEEVES $18
        http://www.etsy.com/listing/116878468/vintage-smock-apron-giant-pockets-shabby
        http://www.etsy.com/listing/111128921...

        1. juliejulez Dec 8, 2012 03:57 PM

          You can also try vintage shops, I see them there pretty often. My grandmother used to make them.

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