I saw this pattern on Etsy and thought it would be a good vintage pattern to try. Vintage patterns are expensive to purchase on Etsy and Ebay and I always check at thrift shops but apron patterns seem to be quite scarce there. Makes me wonder why I didn't keep all my patterns over the years, who knew they would be worth anything years later?
The only information I have about the pattern is that it was a free pattern given away by McCalls in 1966. I wondered as I was putting this half apron together if it might had been distributed to Home Ec students to use for sewing their first apron.
McCalls used several techniques that could be used when teaching a young girl how to sew. Pleats, two small flat fell seams, narrow hemming, pockets, waistband, and ties.
Searching the internet I found that a different McCalls apron Sample pattern was issued in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80 s. Does anyone remember these or have information as to how they were used? I would love to hear from you.
I made my little red dot apron using the directions in the pattern even though some modern sewing techniques are much easier much---I admit I did serge the inside edges of the pocket, don't tell the teacher!
I may have gone a little overboard with the rick rack but then there is no such thing as too much rick rack.
Enjoy all the pieces of your life,