Monday, August 19, 2013
It All Started With This Pattern
My love of aprons all started with this 1940's Simplicity pattern that was given to me when I was still in high school. My sister and I were both beginning sewers and I am not sure why I received the pattern, but surprisingly it has had a place in my pattern box all these years. Neither Mary Lee or I had any sewing instruction, not even the benefit of an eighth grade home ec. class, we learned from each other and each other's mistakes. Back then, sewing most of your own clothes was the norm for all young girls and women and we joined right in.
I never made the apron but I was intrigued with the pockets and used that pocket pattern on many aprons that I made as a young bride. In weeks to come I will show you the one remaining vintage apron I have using that pocket pattern. My hope in the future is to recreate aprons with today's fabrics using vintage patterns. That could be a real challenge as many of the older patterns were not printed and had limited instructions.
This blog will share vintage aprons, vintage apron patterns, some of today aprons and whatever suits my fancy that might be vintage related. Since I was a young bride of the late 50's and 60's, I am partial to the half aprons that were so popular during a time when the modern woman had more leisure time and didn't need the coverage of a full apron. You will probably see quite a few half aprons, or as they are sometimes called waist aprons, on my blog.
I hope that you will join me on this adventure and see where it takes us.
Every apron tells a story, what's your apron story?
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