1930’s Sears Catalog Apron

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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4 comments… add one

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • So cute! I love this!!


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