Aprons

Just in time for all the holiday parties (how many, exactly, do I think I’m going to host this season?), I finished my December apron!   If you’re interested,  I’m hosting an apron challenge over at my blog, Willow Homestead.  This month was made from a remnant of taffeta with flocked – yes, flocked, how cool [...]

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Red & Gold scroll heart shapes cotton print paired with gold tone silk dupioni to create this vintage inspired frilly Valentine theme apron. My first time using this pattern so maintained the sizing and not many changes to the original details of Simplicity 4479However, the waist tie was kept small and the shoulder straps were [...]

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I saw this original pattern for sale somewhere- on Etsy maybe?- dated 1925, and thought it SO cute that I wanted to use it as inspiration for my own version of the pattern. Then I made a bunch of aprons to give as Christmas gifts this year. I’m so proud of myself because every year [...]

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I finished these aprons today. They’re little extras for Christmas for Little Tornado’s Nan and Great Nan. I adapted the pattern a little and added the embroidery to personalise them a little. My first attempt at these, so hopefully they’ll go down well! More about it over on my blog Oh, and I did some [...]

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Just thought that I would share this picture from one of my recent finds, a home decor ideas book from 1976. It has a huge range of projects, mostly featuring a lot of pscyhedelic embroidery, such this apron and oven glove set. This is so of it’s era, and very fashionable at that time, but [...]

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Finished an apron for my friend. She likes it! Finished images on NVL.

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Hi! This is my first post in this lovely blog, I love to visit this blog because I love vintage fashion and would like to sew many patterns I have seen here, so I hope some day I’ll post about it. Well to sew this apron I used the reproduction of a Simplicity pattern , [...]

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My friend Zephorah and I love to sew, SO we decided to do a vintage inspired shoot, with my fab Montgomery Ward Signature machine from 1971. Check out a dreamy interview with Zephorah and more photos on my blog. model: zephorah photos: lesley w. dress: 16 Stone vintage

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Ok, only retro styling, not retro proper… but still cute ? more here Lorex

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I loooooooove aprons. I made this naughty vintage – inspired one for a friend to give another her friend. Its my own pattern, one of those make it up as you go along types! You can see more of my apron addiction over at my blog. Happy sewing…Betty Darling xx

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