These two organdy aprons were purchased at a thrift shop on our recent trip to Ohio. Although the styles are different they are made with the same light blue organdy fabric and appear to be made by the same person.
Every housewife in the 50's and 60's had a couple of hostess aprons that she would wear when having guests for dinner, a cocktail party, or maybe entertaining her bridge club.
Although very similar the aprons are different. The one has a gathered skirt with ruffle at the bottom and pockets and possibly made from this Advance pattern. In 1948 Penny's gave this pattern away to promote the Bob Hope and Jane Russell movie The Paleface.
The next is a half circle apron with lace trim around the bottom and the name Marjorie embroidered on the pocket and could have been made using Simplicity pattern 1846.
When I was married I made pastel organdy aprons for the girls to wear who were serving cake and punch at the reception. Guess Marjorie and I had a lot in common.
Keep calm and put your apron on,