When my Dad passed away, I found a set of polka dot cafe curtains and valances in the miscellaneous stuff he had stored. Where they came from, I have no idea, because I don’t remember there EVER having been such curtains in our home. At any rate, I snagged them, thinking I could use them somehow in an apron.
I did a couple of aprons with rows of the narrower valances used on the bottom – these were about 5″ long and pre-ruffled.
Later, I used one of the longer ruffles (about 8 or 9″, I think) on a different style apron.
My girlfriend last Christmas begged me to make aprons from her mom’s curtains and I couldn’t say no (she’s the loyal lackey who helps me with all my craft fairs). Her curtains were pink cotton Priscillas with yards of ruffled eyelet available. I did one for my friend and one for her mother (whose curtains I was using).
Then I also did one for Karen’s daughter and granddaughter. All in all, there are 4 generations of aprons created using Great Grandma’s curtains! Fun.