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Do you wear a pinny? Or am I just an old woman all-ready...

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PhyllisDiller Sat 28-May-11 20:22:14

I enjoy the odd bit of cooking, have a DS who is a messy eater and I am a bit fussy about some of my clothes...a pinny seems to be a sensible option, not the floral just round the waist ones but a cotton chef style one.

I read a comment in a cook book, Tana Ramsays I think that made me think, oh, perhaps no one else does nowadays hmm ?

Do you?

Lobo Sat 28-May-11 20:29:22

I do smile
I wear it all the time whilst cooking, cleaning or just while looking after the children. Mine is a bright floral Cath Kidtson (which I love). I don't think many of my friends wear one thou. I have just bought one for a present for a friend as she commented on mine so I hope she likes it!

ginmakesitallok Sat 28-May-11 20:31:12

When baking yes. Otherwise I only wear mine on a Friday night when eating a curry - otherwise I end up covered in it!

BiscuitNibbler Sat 28-May-11 20:34:25

Yes, a blue and white striped butcher's one. Got fed up of ruining tops with grease and stains.

HattiFattner Sat 28-May-11 20:34:30

i plan to make myself one. Its a right of passage into middle age.....

FunnysInTheGarden Sat 28-May-11 20:45:06

yes, every night I wear my pinny while making dinner. Usually an Emma Bridgewater one, but also have a cooks type stripey one. Tis essential to stop food getting onto my clothes, as is evidenced by the washing pile. ie most stuff is messy DS's and DH's!

BTW I am 40 and so it's high time I wore one grin

bibbitybobbityhat Sat 28-May-11 20:45:58

I wear an apron when cooking.

Keeps my clothes clean.

No-brainer.

PhyllisDiller Sat 28-May-11 21:16:26

Ha! At least I can retire to my bed now with my book now in the knowledge that I am not alone in my pinny wearing and therefore not an old woman!

Fizzylemonade Sun 29-May-11 18:57:12

I wear a spotty oil cloth one when cooking, DH wears one that I bought him that says "nice buns" grin

I wear one round my waist for housework, mainly because I made it with a pocket on the front which I use for things I find on the floor that need binning or moving to another room (usually bits of lego that have been missed during tidying by the DCs)

I am in my mid thirties and don't care if this makes me old ladyville.

TheOriginalFAB Sun 29-May-11 18:58:15

I do, it is black with white pin strips and has a big pocket. I love it.

CroissantNeuf Sun 29-May-11 18:59:33

I wear one but only for cooking. Its a striped, butchers style one

I'm over 40

clayre Sun 29-May-11 19:00:36

I do, my mum got me a hello kitty one from harrods and matching tea towels!

I am 29 not 9 btw!

Madlizzy Sun 29-May-11 19:04:25

I have a black one that I wear when I'm baking. I'm 41. grin

squitch Sun 29-May-11 19:09:47

I wear one for cleaning - it motivates me to finish what i'm doing and not get distracted (I've also been known to pop a head scarf on when I'm really on a mission) - god i'm old before my time

Pacific Sun 29-May-11 19:13:54

Butchers stripe all the time in the house......protects clothes from cooking splashes and from bleach/cleaning splashes.

Oilcloth for cutting hair.

Old wifey floral one in the caravan!

But I am fifty so I am well into middle age!

LordOfTheFlies Mon 30-May-11 00:39:05

Oh you have all got it soooo wrong.
If you wear a pinny to cook your husbands dinner....you are meant to wear just the pinny!!

goodkate Mon 30-May-11 00:44:28

Hee Hee thats naughty!

prolificwillybreeder Wed 08-Jun-11 08:43:12

I wear a pink spotty one when cooking or washing up...or eating anything messy!
I'm in my twenties but was born middle aged. I have have been known to wear a head scarf in times of elaborate cleaning.

acumenin Wed 08-Jun-11 08:57:38

I've got one, aye. Mine's a denim one from Muji - had it for years. I'm slightly obsessing over these mental ones, though: bambinomore

AMumInScotland Wed 08-Jun-11 09:30:01

Yep I've got a lovely one with Clarice Cliff teapots on it! People like Tana Ramsay who are sniffy about it probably either change for dinner, or have someone to do their laundry for them, or most likely both grin

Actually what I really need is one which goes all the way round because I sometimes forget myself and wipe floury hands on the back of my jeans blush

ShowOfHands Wed 08-Jun-11 09:32:16

With pride. As does dh. Nowt wrong with good sense. If it's going out of fashion then I'm pleased to go with it.

missorinoco Wed 08-Jun-11 09:37:21

I have an apron I wear when baking with the children, mainly cos they get it out for me prior to covering me in the ingredients.

But you have reminded me that when I was weaning my daughter I gave serious consideration to a housecoat. A pinny wouldn't have done the trick, side swipes with Weetabix covered arms always get my arms. Couldn't find one though. Any suggestions would be gratefully received, I start the whole malarkey again soon.

Those babinomore pinnies have irrationally irritated me with their nipped-in waists.

Lordoftheflies - that made me chuckle!

sunshinenanny Sat 11-Jun-11 22:41:39

Pinnies and aprons are back with the retro movement and I have seen some lovely patterns so you could make your ownsmile

missorinoco what do you mean by housecoat? do you mean a button through dressing gown in a light fabricconfused

missorinoco Sat 11-Jun-11 22:47:08

Shudder! No, more of an overall to throw over my clothes.

Pancakeflipper Sat 11-Jun-11 22:53:20

Yes - a blue and white striped one but think I need to update it.

I like white tops so I need a pinny.

My grandma makes her own little pinnies. She makes extra big pockets in them and fills them with sweeties and munchies alongwhilst she does her housework. She is 90 and I still get my hand slapped if I try to nick one.

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