There's a romantic nostalgia in old things. Every time I see pictures from the past I want to go there and see how things were back then. That's not possible until someone invents a time machine. Meanwhile I can dream about it and play dress up.
Inspired by 1940's apron designs, I made my own vintage apron patterns. It turned out really cute, and it's perfect for looking flirty while you bake a cake! You could also use it while you're cleaning and dusting.
The one I made is for my 8 year old niece. If you want to make one for yourself, follow the same instructions but cut the pieces a bit bigger.
Your vintage apron patterns will be all rectangles. Cut one of each with the following measurements:
Match the pocket edge piece to one of your pocket's long sides.Their right sides should be facing each other. Sew them together.
Fold in half so that the short edges match. Sew along the three raw edges, but leave an opening in the bottom for turning.
Sew the bottom edge piece to one of your main fabric's long sides. Use a french seam to encase the raw edge.
Make a small hem on the two short edges and the bottom edge of your apron.
Sew the pocket in place
Fold in half with the wrong side of fabric inside and press again.
Pin the apron's gathered edge to the waist piece. Make sure their right sides are facing each other.
The waist should be 3/8" longer than the apron on both sides.
Fold the waist piece over the stitch you just made so that you're seeing its right side. Hand baste a sash to each of its edges.
Fold the waist over the sashes. The waist's right side is now inside and the sashes are sandwiched in it.
Pin to hold in place, and sew with your machine.
Clip the corners and turn the waist inside out.
On the wrong side of your apron, you´ll see that the waist covers the raw edge. Pin so that it's straight and sew with your machine.
Now you're ready to bake some cookies!
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