1930s | Aprons

1930’s Sears Catalog Apron

April 29, 2012

I work in theatre – and for some reason, last year was the year of the apron.  Almost every production I worked on featured aprons of some sort – from mid-19th c. aprons for ‘Jane Eye’ to some super cute 30’s aprons for ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ and ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’.

I used this ad copy from a mid-30’s Sears catalog as my source material:

Sears Catalog Ad Copy

I drafted a pattern for the apron on the bottom right – cute bib, curved collar, bias edging.  The stripes made into self-bias make me deliriously happy. 🙂

More photos at my blog, here!

  1. Agree that your self-bias is awesome, as is the whole design. What’s the fabric? Looks like good ol’ seersucker!

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