I spent a little time yesterday at Pickers Point, a small antique mall close to home, (maybe a little too close,) looking for vintage linens and I came upon this little pink apron. It reminds me of this Advance pattern, minus the pocket.
Looking at the apron style and fabric, I would say that it was made in the early 1940s. Aprons with a small ruffle inset on the skirt were a design of the 40's and it was seen on both half aprons and full aprons, giving a feminine touch while using little fabric.
This apron is small, not a child's but maybe a junior size. The waistband only measures fourteen inches.. The fabric is in perfect condition, well made with no sign of wear. I wonder who made it, was it a young girls first project or a gift from someone special? Whatever the occasion, it must have been a treasure for the owner who kept it all these years.
Every apron tells a story, what's your apron story?