Monday, September 20, 2010

A Scalloped Apron from the Forties

From a vintage Simplicity pattern, whose main attraction is of course the scallops.


I love how much engineering went into this pattern. The scallops are lined and slipstitched over the straight bodice panel. The waistband lies free at the top edge, the ties form a bow at the back, the straps cross behind and button to the waistband . . . . nothing is left to chance.


In a sweet tiny rose print cotton. And in the shop.

15 comments:

sweet bait said...

LOVE!!!!

Jodes said...

Oh that is gorgeous! Stunning, wonderful, amazing... But it must have sold in about 5 seconds flat!

Hana - Marmota said...

I love the fabric you chose. It looks like tiny dots from the distance... and turns out to be sweet roses from up close.

Shana said...

Lovely apron and love the material. I actually have some of that material in my stash that I made a skirt for my daughter out of :)

Blessings,
Shana

P.S. So glad you are back to blogging.

appledapple said...

It is really so good to have you back and to see your wonderful projects. I'm sure things will be flying out of your shop again soon!

Lisa said...

Isn't that cute!!! Or, I should say, wasn't that cute!

Lisateresa

Margo said...

I don't like aprons unless they are well-engineered! (this is my canning apron:http://thriftathome.blogspot.com/2010/08/consarned-tomatoes.html)

I adore the scallops on this apron. I'd love to know the pattern number if you can find it :)

Anonymous said...

why do you think the waistband was designed to be free at the top edge?

deb meyers

Mona said...

Love this apron! Fabulous. ^_^

Travels With Uncle Sam said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Ha-ha -- I have to type in "workers" for word verification! Those ladies who made those aprons sure were workers!

melissa said...

quite stunning!

Cotton Picker said...

I just discovered today that you are blogging again and am so glad that you are. Everything you write about is interesting but I particularly like your sewing posts.

Celeste said...

Anna, that is so cute! What is the pattern number?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for coming back! I am a grandma in so Calif. and LOVE seeing your projects, photos, family, and finds. Blessings! And I hope you find the silk for your own LBD!

Grace said...

Anna , what a lovely apron. I love the scallops. I see the latest post being 2010, I hope you see this. Aprons don't have to be plain and functional all the time. I wear "Edwardian" aprons and "Jewels" pinafores both in full length to cover my ankle length dresses. Similar to this https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/188085368/full-plain-apron-made-to-measure-apron?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=amish+apron&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery I do have one "fancy" pinafore with ruffles I wear when entertaining. I do hope you are still making those lovely aprons. They are very feminine as well as being practical. Blessings, Grace.

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