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Post by sweethavenarts on Sat May 19, 2012 2:20 pm

When I started FP I got a full apron- ie one that goes around my neck and ties at the waist. I just discovered two half sized (ie wrap around waist only) aprons in my closet from my waitressing days. I've been contemplating using a shorter apron so I can have a decoration on my shirt- but I like having my name (and soon my company name) on my full apron.
Just curious- what do you wear?
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Post by TheGildedCat on Sat May 19, 2012 2:29 pm

I wear a very decorative full apron if I'm being paid hourly or a half apron with money pockets at a PPF event.
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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Sat May 19, 2012 2:44 pm

I am wanting an waitress apron black, long to the knee and colorful decorations and pockets.
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Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 2:58 pm

No apron. When I was working as a baker I was wearing the full apron, and discovered the strap around my neck was applying pressure that was causing horrible back spasms... I would crash to my knees in pain. Took awhile to figure that out. So then I folded it over wearing it chef style.

Since I sit to face paint aprons get in the way.

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Post by veelux on Sat May 19, 2012 5:05 pm

I don't use an apron for face painting, but I do have a cute pink one, with a sweet purple poofy chef's hat for when I am making cotton candy at parties or events. The pockets are good for my plastic gloves, hand sanitizer and any tips I might get. The kids think its cute and the adults always joke about it so I guess it makes everyone happy.
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Post by IamGinaW on Sat May 19, 2012 7:05 pm

Funny thing ... I just cut my full size one down. Oh, I do have the top still, but the bottom section now just goes to where a miniskirt would be.
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Post by Perry Noia on Sat May 19, 2012 9:22 pm

apron?? is this the 1930s?? I don't need no steeeeeenkin' apron!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sat May 19, 2012 10:51 pm

I wear a half-apron. I just bought it a few months ago and I love it.

I keep my phone and my business cards in it. It also helps keep my pants a bit cleaner while I face paint.

This is the one I bought:

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/76133426
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Post by Guest on Sat May 19, 2012 11:49 pm

The only reason I could see for an apron is somewhere to stash my keys or wallet, but, since I wear cargo pants I can put those things in pockets.

Do you guys wipe your hands on them or something?

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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Sun May 20, 2012 2:12 am

I am so messy, so between kids I wash my hands with sanitizer and dry them with the apron.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Sun May 20, 2012 7:10 am

Perry Noia wrote:apron?? is this the 1930s?? I don't need no steeeeeenkin' apron!

LOL, Perry! Can't you just picture Lucy & Ethel manning the face painting booth at little Rickie's school carnival?!!!! Laughing
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun May 20, 2012 8:00 am

Now, there are some cute 1950's style aprons out there.... But, I don't wear an apron. I usually wear a tank or t-shirt depending on the weather. I have a sparkly short sleeve cover-up, sparkly hat & sparkly Converse style sneakers. I wear this or a dress depending on the gig. I do have a waitress apron that I wear at PPF or tipping events, just for my phone, keys, ID & $. I don't look good in full aprons. I'm very short from shoulders to waist & larger in the bust area. Aprons make me look shorter & chunkier than I really am Very Happy So, for me it's a fashion reason... LOL!
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Post by silverdragon19th on Sun May 20, 2012 9:10 am

I have a full apron I use I have my logo on it and I sewed 3 pockets onto it with pretty blue and sparkle tie dye material, I got the apron from Walmart. I use it for face painting and temporary airbrush tattoo's because of the baby powder I have to use to set the tattoo ink.
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Post by debranewmanart on Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 am

Good Topic! I have a box of aprons from my dear departed Mom. I'm going to go through them before my next gig Smile

I've found that a woman wearing a dress/skirt and an apron is very attractive to a certain age of man. They may remember their loving Mommas and Grandmas when they see it....or it could be the French maid thing Smile

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Post by Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 10:56 am

We had one "vintage" apron from the 50/60s in the house... we started using it as one of mom's bibs and it has shredded in the wash... the straps are still attached to enough material to work as a bib, but the trim, pockets etc have all come off in bits every time it is washed... sigh... wish I hadn't done that as it was a real kitschy design.

I wouldn't mind a couple more of that style to use as bibs... do know how hard it is to find lightwieght bibs for adults???

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Post by Coral3 on Sun May 20, 2012 7:33 pm

I have a couple of these, for when I'm cake-baking at home (don't think I'd wear for FP though!!) http://www.jessiesteele.com/kitchen/kitchen-aprons/hostess-aprons.html
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Post by Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 7:43 pm

Had a look... cough, cough... $51 for a half apron?

I'll justy safety pin some ribbon to a towel.

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Post by Walela on Sun May 20, 2012 9:23 pm

I found a black apron on clearance at Wal-Mart, then had my friend embroider "Face Painter" in neon letters across the top. It looks awesome and has deep pockets for my cell and money or whatever else.

I wore it for the first time yesterday. I painted in a 10x10 tent with 7 other painters for 7 hours straight. The lines were incredibly long. Anyway, we were told to wear khaki pants and a white shirt and I was the only one with khaki pants and a white shirt at the end of the day. with all the little ones (and not so little ones) squeezing between the 4 tables.
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Post by Caswell Designs FP on Tue May 29, 2012 5:56 pm

This is my current apron. I made it with five big deep pockets to hold anything I might need, cell phone, camera, money.
The little pocket on the front holds my business cards snug, so they are easy for me to grab and hand out.

I plan to make a couple more, just have to find fabric I like. The black and white for the pockets keeps pretty clean, and I like having the pop of color from the turquoise and pink.
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Post by beckibut7 on Tue May 29, 2012 6:43 pm

I was using a half apron but it has shamrocks all over it. I REALLY need to get a new one from ETSY. I love the convenience of it for money and cards, etc. It is a great hand towel after sanitizer too.
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Post by elantaura on Tue May 29, 2012 8:41 pm

I have a balloon black belt for ballooning, and cargos for facepainting. with low and behold a white Tshirt with my logo,info etc. The white was because I couldn't get black at the time I needed it but I have stuck with it as I get parents ask if face paint comes of clothes. I tell them I wouldn't wear a white t-shirt if it didn't? it dose come out for me and I get very messy.

the exception is when I am working for someone else then it is black pants black t shirt.
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Post by martha on Tue May 29, 2012 10:14 pm

I'm in the same camp as Perry and Shannon. No apron.
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Post by Denise Cold on Tue May 29, 2012 10:20 pm

I love our 3-pocket bar aprons. Three deep pockets for cell, camera, keys and business cards at gigs so I don't have to bring a purse in. For PPF we split up the money into ones and larger bills and for a camera. Only cost $6 each at the uniform store and they have double long straps to wrap around.

We wear a logo t-shirt and the aprons and usually jeans or blue pants and clogs. I like that Emma and I match at gigs so it looks more like a company.

And yes, it helps to have something to wipe wet fingers on and keeps my white shirt from getting so stained.

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Post by vivi_o7 on Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 pm

I use a half size apron, a friend of me she owns a cafe, and she gave it to me, is a black one ( everything on my set is black, table cloth, high chair fabric, etc), it has tree deep pockets, one for the cards, one for money, one for phone and camera, I just hand made my logo with fabrick paint, it works prety good for me and keeps my pants clean geek, well I am trying to add the pick but I cant
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Post by Becky521 on Wed May 30, 2012 5:58 am

Coral3 wrote:I have a couple of these, for when I'm cake-baking at home (don't think I'd wear for FP though!!) http://www.jessiesteele.com/kitchen/kitchen-aprons/hostess-aprons.html

Those are really cute! I am thinking about getting a plain half apron and airbrushing my company name on it with a nifty eye-catching design.
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