There they hung on a hook behind the free standing stove in our large family kitchen. Home made aprons.
My mother sewed and made most of our clothing. One item she made for both my sister and me were aprons; and she wore one herself as she cooked.
For each meal, we slipped our apron over our head and enjoyed our eating as we kept our dresses clean. Our wardrobe was limited, and it was simpler to launder an apron than it was to wash and iron our dresses.
I can remember back in sewing class in High School, one of the first items we made was an apron.
I don't wear aprons much anymore, and I have one tucked away somewhere. It would probably be a good idea for me to get it out and use it especially when I bake!!
My daughter tells me that her granddaughters, and even her grandsons, know what an apron is for. She informs me that they love to use them especially when baking or cooking. The children love to assist and the aprons keep their clothes clean as they help.
Although the myriad of uses have dwindled, aprons are still a needed item in our home!