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!
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 instead of sewing on the recommended bias tape.
I couldn’t decide if it looked more like a cupcake or something June Cleaver would have donned.
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 is that? – Scotty dogs. And with three layers of frilly frou-frou ruffle, this could be the most impractical apron ever. But then, does it really matter? More details on my blog.