Aprons

40′s inspired apron

by Lizzy on June 20, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Aprons


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 I am wearing is Butterick 4985, a moder pattern.
I tryed to edit this post but I see I don’t know how to do it correctly because I did not wanted the order of the pictures like this :(

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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 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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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.

http://talesofawannabeseamstress.blogspot.com/2012/02/finished-pass-me-cupcake-mrs-cleaver.html

 

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Scotties in the Kitchen

by BoPeep on December 5, 2011 · 3 comments

in 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 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.

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