Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vintage Apron

I finished the apron tonight.  It is baggy and doesn't fit all that well.  I never tried on the original so how do I know that it isn't supposed to fit this way?

 Frankly it looks better on the hanger than it does on me.  But I am not entering it in a contest nor am I a model.  It will suffice.
UPDATE.  Linda commented below and included a link.  Sometimes the linkiness of links doesn't transfer when the comment is published.  Here is the link https://www.indygojunction.com/patterns/adult_clothing/aprons/afternoon_tea_apron/

That apron looks a bit dressy, but perhaps when the Queen comes to visit I would wear it.  Hah.  Her Highness declined my most recent invitation so I won't be needing such fanciness. 


14 comments:

  1. This is very nice! I love how the colors of the apron and the piping contrast! Were the stitches different on the 115 vs the 306K? Could I please, please, please ask for close-ups of the stitches? Thanks!

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    1. Abbi, you can ask but you will not get. The 115 stitches are buried in the seam. I will sew with it later and post some stitch photos. UMMM do you have a stitch fetish we should know about????

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  2. And the apron doesn't look better on the hanger!!

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  3. I like several things about it: it doesn't have ties; it slips over the head; and it goes around behind. I'm constantly drying my hands on my back side, especially when I'm in a hurry. An apron like this would keep my behind dry! I like it a lot. I maybe would just make the sides higher if I were to make one.

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    1. It is quite comfy. I agree higher sides.

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  4. Basically it's a sleeveless hospital gown. With no belt, yes, it'll be baggy. FYI that sort of sleeve opening was the height of fashion for an overdress in the late 15th century. Worn over a tight underdress, it was the Victoria's Secret peekaboo dress of the era.

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  5. Personally, I need an apron that does not tie or go behind the neck and pull on it due to neck pain (I am having that right now without an apron). I bought an Indygo junction pattern a while back and it was hard to make. It fit well, but I made it out of denim and it was a bit heavy. https://www.indygojunction.com/patterns/adult_clothing/aprons/afternoon_tea_apron/ They have lots of aprons. If you want this one, it is yours. The one you made is supposed to look baggy. To be more flattering, the armhole space has to be more curved. Loved your fabric and trim. I never learned how to properly make bias binding, it is always a struggle for me. Yours looks terrific.

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  6. This apron reminds me of pictures from the 30's of ladies in aprons. I like the pattern. Is it available? I like vintage apron patterns. When I was a kid, mid-Twentieth Century, all the old ladies had Sunday or Company aprons and everyday aprons. I'm glad you resurrected an heirloom apron--had not seen this one.
    Linda Z

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  7. I think I'll make one for my husband, he does all the cooking around here!

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  8. I did come to visit and all you wore was a denim schmata and a glass of vodka.
    This frock adds an air of refinement. I declare it to henceforth be de rigueur in the shop, for all occasions when more than three persons are gathered.

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    1. I rather like Denim for the shop. But this frock in Denim with the seam binding would be acceptable. With vodka, of course.

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  9. Love the apron and it on you. I can't do without an apron and this one looks like a great one and oh, so vintage looking!

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