Apron for the Man

by Jane Carlstrom on April 13, 2008 · 2 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Just finished a black linen apron for a nephew based on the man’s apron in this 1968 Simplicity Pattern # 7974

Changed the stitching detail at the top of the pocket – used a Jean Muir style hem stitch and made the ties on the bias rather than length of grain.

More of a story on my blog. But these are the basics.

And here is the completed apron to be shipped out to the nephew.

Oh yes, I ought to say, am new to posting here, though have been reading and adding comments for a few weeks. Make lots of hats and aprons from vintage patterns. And pleased to find other enthusiasts. Thanks for including me in this blogging group.

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Mostly I sew hats and accessories and lots of my own clothes. Like many others on sew retro I have a passion for patterns and sewing, thus the Etsy site as a way to fuel and share the passion. I also have a blog http://atranquilnook@blogspot.com You can also find me on facebook and flickr as A Tranquil Nook

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the_lazymilliner April 17, 2008 at 11:12 am

What’s a Jean Muir style hem? I’ve never heard of this…


Glorious Hats April 20, 2008 at 11:17 am

Two rows top stitching at hem edge and again just below top of hem – so like channel stitching but no stitches in the middle.


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