Aprons

Hi there, This is my first time posting here, I credit this site with my wanting to blog as I learn to sew Vintage inspired clothing. I am relatively new to sewing clothing, but I have been sewing and crafting for as long as I can remember, really.  And I am totally hooked on crafting [...]

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So as I love sewing wartime items, I made these and I am finishing one more now. My nan used to wear these all the time and so do I now when I am cleaning or for my reenactment’s. They are from an original 40′s pattern and made in all cotton, look so great with [...]

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Hi Everyone. Thought I would post up the apron that I made for my latest blog post. I’ve started a monthly inspiration challenge, this month was a Vintage T.Limoges Teacup and Saucer – and this was my contribution ! The fabric is very pretty and is printed to look like embroidery, even close up. In [...]

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I named this past year’s Christmas dresses after the Johnny Cash song because they’re frankenpatterned from three vintage patterns each.  The collar and cuffs are done with Victorian fagoting stitching, the pinafores are thirties for the bigger one and forties for the smaller one, the bodice and skirts and collars are fifties dresses, and the [...]

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Rosey the Robot Maid did most of the apron wearing in the Jetson family, but I have to think that if Jane needed to wear an apron for show that she’d choose something like this one. I used Butterick 9578.  This pattern had been on my list for a while, and got bumped to the [...]

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“You’re the talk of the bridge club in these snappy aprons.” I finally have my sewing groove back! To kick things off here is an apron made from Butterick 6743. According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki, this pattern was sold in 1953. I bought my copy from Etsy last year in factory fold condition. It [...]

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I made this a couple days ago as a birthday present for a little girl in my son’s class and it’s from fabulous 1952. the only things I changed was to bag line the apron instead of using like 7 yards of bias binding and I added a button tab instead of neck ties. The [...]

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As I have this magazine named “La Familia” (The family) from July 1949, I decided to use one of the embroider patterns that come with it; I tryed to do the apron as the lady in the picture. My apron is not very full so it looks kind of funny. By the way, the blouse [...]

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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 [...]

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Hello lovely readers of We Sew Retro! This is my first post on the new Sew Retro, and only my second post to date on Sew Retro. I made this cute little apron from Simplicity 2592, which is a retro reprint pattern from the Simplicity archives. I made view C, and chose to line it [...]

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