Saturday, September 02, 2006

"A Bungalow Apron"

"One does not wear a dress under a bungalow apron. It is really a dress itself—an extremely simple dress made of sturdy material that will resist the wear and tear of housework. Smart little touches can be added to this type of apron that do justice to the originality of the wearer and her skill in clothes-making.

If you are planning a bungalow apron, choose a material such as gingham, percale, madras, or American print. These materials are sturdy, practical, neat and they launder well. Follow the directions in your pattern carefully, and cut your apron so that plenty of roominess is allowed. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as a bungalow apron that is so tight that it hinders you in your housework."

From the New-Way Course in Fashionable Clothes-Making.

3 comments:

Anna said...

I do not know what a bungalow apron looks like. I have never heard that term before. Is it just a simple house dress? Could you sketch one for us. Thank you for all the information. I love your blog.

Ellbee said...

I, too, would love to see what a bungalow apron looks like. I recently purchased a pattern and piece of fabric to make an apron after being inspired by articles written on your site. Yours is one of my favorite blogs!

Kim said...

I was also intrigued by the term and found this: http://www.pastpatterns.com/8607.html

It appears to be just a housedress. I have been inspired back into the sewing room by you as well. Thanks.

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