Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vintage Sewing

I got this really cool pattern at an estate sale some time back and decided it was high time to make this um....apron kinda thingy. The date on the pattern is 1947.

The pattern actually calls view one an apron, as it is completely open in the back and is tied with the bias tape in the back. View 2 is called a poncho it is closed in the back and you slip it over your head. I made the poncho view but added the sash from view 1 because I didn't have a really cool belt like the photo on the pattern and I also don't have a 10" waist like the picture on the pattern either!! Really, does anyone have a waist like that???
Anyway, I used some thrifted fabric that I had got for $1.00 for 2 yards. I love the fabric!
This was the first time I ever used an unprinted pattern and it went together very easy. The only changes that I made were that I doubled the fabric for the pockets so they would be more sturdy. I also added the sash and the rick-rack. All in all, I really like the way it turned out and think it will be my garden apron. 3 pockets for seeds, string, scissors, etc...

Hope everyone has a great day!





Thanks for visiting me. Your apron turned out nice. Sewing is on my "to do" list this year. I have an old apron pattern and some fabric...so now it's just the time to put it all together.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a great pattern and a beautiful apron all stitched and ready to wear! I have a collection of vintage aprons and just love them all! Thanks for sharing and have a super day!

Meri Wiley said...

That's an awesome pattern, and your apron turned out really nice.


Leann said...

I love it! So very old-fashioned and useful!

Have a great night!

Mountain Mama said...

Your apron is really cute!! I never thought about making a garden apron but it's a great idea. I usually stuff my pockets and my bra cups full and that looks really odd with all the bumps and bulges in there!
I used to have some old patterns. I'll have to look and see if they are still around.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

That's adorable!!! Speaking of vintage patterns, the dress my Sara made for New Year's Eve was actually a retro pattern brought back by Vogue. The pattern was originally released in 1957. It's their new "Vintage Vogue" line. : )
Happy sewing,