Vintage Apron

It seems that the only projects I can finish these days are aprons. Please pardon the dark pictures – I finished it late last night:

I used this vintage pattern, published in 1948:

Here’s a close-up of the pocket:

This apron was my submission to the Sassy Apron Swap The theme was “Spring,” and my partner left all color decisions up to me, so I chose a very light green cotton with a crisp, white eyelet for accent. The eyelet ended up being thinner than I reckoned for, so I put a piece of green & yellow floral behind the white in the waistband.

Overall this pattern was quite easy to put together. I used a few new-to-me techniques: I ran a zig-zag stitch over a piece of crochet cotton to make the gathers and I serged around the round edges of the pocket, making it a snap to roll the edge to the inside to make a tiny hem. Who knew it could be so easy? I’ve struggled for years to get that perfect hem around the bottom edges of pockets and you can bet I’ll be using this technique in future!

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5 comments… add one

  • That’s so cute! I love the color choice, especially the contrasting pockets. I think you’ve inspired me to try an apron!

  • Oh my, I want that.

  • very springy!

  • Oh how I love vintage aprons and patterns. I’m ready to put it on and get busy baking in the kitchen. I also use the hemming technique you discussed. It works like a charm everytime.

  • That’s adorable! Love the pockets.


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