I have aprons. I have three that I made a few years ago and once in a blue moon I will wear it when I am baking something and can't dirty my clothes. But it isn't a habit. I don't wear it when I clean which I really should because I end up ruining my clothes. Insert Duh moment here. I never really think about it. I am not used to it. But I am believing that is changing.
There is a great article written by a woman I admire, who is affectionately called "Miss Maggie". She is formerly the Hillbilly Housewife, but now has a website called www.frugalabundance.com. While still The Hillbilly Housewife, she wrote an article called "Apron Evangelism". You can read it here. I went back and re-read this article because lately I have been using my aprons in my garden. Handy things, aprons in gardens. My aprons have pockets for pruning shears or other hand held gardening tools, my gloves, etc. They cover my clothes while working so I don't end up with red mud stains on shirts that could still be presentable. In addition, when I'm picking, I can take the skirt of the apron, tuck it under the waist tie of the apron and make an easily accessible picking basket that leaves me two hands free instead of having to carry a basket around with me. Not to mention I just look so cute with my gloves, apron, and hat. Or as my mom would say "Bordering on cute".
Due to its handiness in the garden I am thinking of the wild idea that it could be handy indoors as well. What is so funny is that this realization is something women in general knew 50 years ago. So now my aprons hang in my kitchen readily accessible for the next project, The plan is to get into the habit of using them more often. Try it yourself! Who knows you might like it.!