Monday, January 17, 2011

1920's Apron

My Sister bought me the book "Vintage Notions" by Amy Barickman.  It's a tribute to Mary Brooks Picken and "The Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences" which she helped found.

It's a wonderful collection of articles, recipes, advice and patterns dating from around 1918 to the 1930's.  The books is such a fun read.  Lot's of this and that making it really easy to hop here to there in the book.

When I found this 1920's apron pattern I couldn't wait to try it.  So I bought some inexpensive bright feminine fabric and a happy contrasting bias tape....and hopped right in.  It's made from a yard of fabric folded on the bias and cut out paper doll fashion.  All edges are bound with the bias tape.  Then ties are sewn and attached...then voila!!!...cute little slip over apron!
Seleste agreed to model for me....umm...it's a little...no a lot large...but you get the idea!
...a little overlapping bow....
...scalloped bottom edge....
...I want to do this again!!!

6 comments:

McKenna said...

YAY! make me the prettiest one!!

Moni-Q said...

really cute. I want one after McKenna.

Betsy said...

I want to order one too!!!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

WoW that awesome let's make one together :) love carmencita

McKenna said...

Hey! Make me the most prettiest one with the most prettiest design!!

Jennifer said...

ooo that's a great design!