1930′s Sears Catalog Apron

by silverstah on April 29, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1930s,Aprons

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!

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D'ellis April 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

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


silverstah April 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The fabric is actually off of the JoAnn’s quilter’s cotton wall. They had some GREAT prints last year that were dead-on 30′s patterns.


Catholic Bibliophagist May 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

Love your use of bias stripe on the binding and pocket! I wish I had a copy of your pattern. I’m a big apron fan and use them every day both at home and at work.


tina vines May 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

So cute! I love this!!


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