apron

Having more genuine vintage fabric than anyone individual should have I have a creative juices overload so seek the expert guidance of you all dear readers of WeSewRetro!

A new purchase to my collection, this delicious 1950′s crepe is even better in the ‘flesh’. (Purchased here)

Now I do a storm in cushion families BUT I fear I am hemming myself in (see…. everything is sewing based)!

For my up and coming vintage fair

CHOICE 1 : Full Apron …. from a vintage pattern of course

CHOICE 2: A little girls ‘party’ dress, again from a vintage pattern

What do you think? Other ideas are welcome, if I recall without digging it out I have 2m of this oh sew pretty fabric.

As always thank you for your time x

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Having decided to be a bit more organised than I was over the weekend and truly dear reader that’s not too hard given that I achieved diddly squat due to an overly active creative brain that resulted in total inertia!!

After a good rummage in my drawers I found the vintage pattern I was looking for. After a few modifications to suit I got stuck in and must confess to being more than slightly pleased with the finished article. It will be joining me at Judys Vintage Fair at Spitalfields in November along with my growing stash that I shall be attempting to sell for good old English Pounds :)

Simple yet gorgeous I think! Hope you agree ?

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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 is hard to imagine how the pattern had not been used until for over 50 years as it’s just too darn cute!

The pattern asks for one yard of fabric and five yards of bias binding. There are four pattern pieces: front section (cut 1), side section (cut 2), waist band (cut 1) and tie ends (cut 2). I selected a medium weight cotton fabric in a retro print that I thought would be perfect as a half apron. To set it off I paired it with a musky pink bias binding. I sewed up View C (original pattern photo at end of post) in only a couple of hours.

 

 

 

“Saucer patterns with novel loop holes.”


The curved edges were finished with bias binding making finishing these seam a breeze. I sewed the waist band to the apron panels using a French seam, and double folded all the tie edges to give a nice neat look and to make the bands slightly sturdier. Here are a few shot of the underside of the apron.

 

 

 

Now I worry it is too cute to use! Can one wear an apron as a fashion accessory?

And finally, here is the original pattern in all its glory…

Please feel free to follow all my sewing activities as my blog Buckingham Road.
Sam xox

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Ric-Rac makes it fun!

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