The clink of ice swirling in glasses, card tables in the living room, cut crystal bowls of white mints with green centers, ashtrays… yes, there were lots of ashtrays. I have clear memories of peeking around the corner, watching the ‘grown-ups’ holding cards in their hands and cigarettes between their lips, laughing, talking, playing bridge. And orbiting through it all, my mother, handing out appetizers, picking up crumpled napkins, and wearing a crisp hostess apron and high heels. Our own little episode of Mad Men and the inspiration for the first in a series of hostess apron tutorials. Today’s Cocktails At Eightapron tutorial features rich taffeta and frothy organza with a sprinkling of tiny, shiny bows.

The clink of ice swirling in glasses, card tables in the living room, cut crystal bowls of white mints with green centers, ashtrays… yes, there were lots of ashtrays. I have clear memories of peeking around the corner, watching the ‘grown-ups’ holding cards in their hands and cigarettes between their lips, laughing, talking, playing bridge. And orbiting through it all, my mother, handing out appetizers, picking up crumpled napkins, and wearing a crisp hostess apron and high heels. Our own little episode of Mad Men and the inspiration for the first in a series of hostess apron tutorials. Today’s Cocktails At Eightapron tutorial features rich taffeta and frothy organza with a sprinkling of tiny, shiny bows.

We purchased the fabric and embellishments for this project locally at Jo-Ann Fabrics. We also found good selections online at Fabric.com:  Taffeta at Fabric.com;  Organza at Fabric.com

Sewing Tools You Need

  • Any Sewing Machine

Fabric and Other Supplies

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