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Thread: aprons by ellen bennett

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    aprons by ellen bennett

    this one of those "why didn't I think of that" https://vimeo.com/109051666 and here are the prices http://www.hedleyandbennett.com/coll.../full-aprons-1 what do you all think ?

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    Wow! Those are some pricey aprons!
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    that is probably what fabric + labor costs, but I prefer my pretty vintage ones of printed cotton. They were inherited over the years and hold good memories brought to the surface every time I pull one out. And aprons do serve a purpose!

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    Geez! No way!
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    not only no but uh uh!!

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    Holey Toledo, just for a apron? For that kind of money, I'd rather find a good fabric sale

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    WOW -- the aprons are nice looking, but the price is out there (but I don't know what a "normal" chef's apron costs).
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    $$$ Maybe they weave their own denim!

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    I have been making this style of aprons for years using indoor/outdoor fabrics from Joanns and giving them to friends. Easy and fun to make with pretty fabrics even for men who cook. As far as her prices, good for her. Made in America for a craft industry. As long as people are willing to pay. And for quilting board members, we know we can always make our own. Now where is my stash of apron fabric.....

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    I agree...very pricey. I make them for much less
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    Wow--those are pretty hefty prices! I do like the style. I make mine that style, but lined. I like them out of cotton, with ties long enough to go around and tie in the front.

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    I'm sure most of their clients are high end restuarants .........in LA and west coast.....that is the kind of apron I prefer....and have made myself! But probably the fab they use is a more durable weave than my cotton .......

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    I would never pay that but apparently people do. Did you see how many were sold out? Guess I need to get busy.
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    I'm wondering how many they have sold at that price??

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    My favorite apron is a Kitchen Aid, looks very similar and I paid $12-13 from TJ Maxx.

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    My goodness!!! Some price for an apron!! I make this same style apron for our hospital auxiliary sale; they are reversible--Christmas pattern on one side, Thanksgiving on the other-- and come with 2 potholders. We sell them for $5.00. Theirs must be lined with gold!

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    Biblio, how can you sell them for $5? The fabric costs more than that. You could sell them for more and the hospital auxiliary would make more money. The 2 potholders are worth the $5.
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    Bibilo, I want to order a couple of yours!!

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    pretty aprons and pricy, but we as quilters can whip one up in an hour or less in our fabric choice.
    good for her that she gets those prices. we only wish we could!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I bet she sells them wholesale or similar, for a bakery who wants something special, that sort of thing. or to the person who wants to give a great gift to culinary school graduate or something like that. people with money who want to give a great gift to someone will pay top dollar.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I wondered if chefs wear aprons. I never see them wearing one on all the cooking shows on t.v. Wonder why that is? I love to wear an apron if I am making or cooking something really messy. I've made several and made one for my quilting friend. She never wore it, but she hung it up in her kitchen so you could see it. I wear mine.

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