I’ve sewn myself a couture wedding dress, I’ve sewn myself tailored jackets, I’ve handsewn an 18th century riding habit, I’ve sewn dresses and skirts galore, I’ve sewn super-complicated stuff, I’ve sewn simple stuff but I’d never sewn myself a little ol’ apron…..until the other week! I’ve known I needed aprons for sometime, years in fact. But it never seemed the right time. Until Thanksgiving approached (I’m Canadian, so Thanksgiving was last weekend) and I knew the time had come! My husband and I hosted my parents this year, which meant I spent a fair bit of time in the kitchen (of course so did my husband since this is 2013 – he wore an apron too, but not a fun one like mine). I go a little bananas over fall colours, especially when it’s actually fall, and so I made an autumnal apron.
I chose pattern simplicity 4213, which I think is maybe……late 50s/early 60s?
I made view 1, but took the pocket from view 3 so I’d have lots of room in there. Voila!
The dress I’m wearing with the apron was also made this year for Thanksgiving. And since it’s silk it gave extra impetus to making sure I had an apron to wear over it! The dress will be the subject of my next post and is also made from a vintage pattern
Yay big pocket!
I’m sure many of you already know making pretty aprons is fun, but I didn’t until I made this one. Apart from one slightly *interesting* bit of construction (which I explain on my blog) this came together quickly and easily. What a great payoff aprons are for the time they take! I’m looking forward to making more (I have a couple more vintage apron patterns in the stash) and am thinking of making one for each season!
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