Friday, September 21, 2007

Vintage Fifties Coverall: Advance 7757

In search of the Holy Grail of house dressing, the perfect bungalow apron, I tried this new coverall pattern. Remember, a bungalow apron must be comfortable, practical, and attractive. I love, love, love this one! It is much more structured, much more like a fully-fashioned dress than others I have tried.

Note that it has a collar and facings rather than just a bias-bound edge. It was a lot more work to sew, but it turned out lovely. If you can't tell from the pattern front, it wraps around and fastens in the back with a single button at the neck, and the waist ties at the back waist.

Don't even ask me about the pockets: their enormous size! Their front and center placement!

Sewn in a beautifully silky green cotton print--almost Japanesey. Housework serenity.


momawake said...

That is sooo sweet! I have a pattern that's like that, and I can't wait to make it!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I am always inspired by your vintage patterns and your creative creations.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I agree, this my be the perfect house dress (I love that term by the way) !!!! Clarice

AllyJo's Mama said...

I think this is one of my favorites. I love big aprons while I'm housewifing because I always find things which belong some where else. Pockets make picking up easier.

The fabric is gorgeous.


Mimi said...

Love the pattern... it would make you look pretty as you do your housework, and so useful with all the pockets

Kara said...

Wonderful, wonderful! I'd never heard of a bungalow apron before. I always did want to live in a bungalow, though. Now I can at least dress the part.

LadyMother said...

Every time I see your "vintage" patterns of the fifties [the years I was a teen to twenty] I remember my 23 inch waist. I took it for granted then -- thinking that was me; normal. Now I think a 23 inch thigh is normal... It's disconcerting to think of yourself in vintage terms. I think it's about that time I should be shrinking -- but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen anytime soon! Happy vintage sewing.
Miss Meg

Tanya said...

How sweet! I love that housedress! My grandma recently gave me some old patterns of hers and that one was among them. I'm looking forward to trying my hand at a vintage pattern. *eek!*

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