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Let's Go Back to the 50's

Added Mar 24, 2010

by ilovepansies

Overland Park, U...






This apron is my entry for the Apron Remake Challenge. I have always loved vintage aprons because each are so unique and have amazing hand stitching. So, I modified the pattern into a retro 50’s style apron. I stayed true to the Two Tone pattern in that it is made of three panels. However, on either side of the middle panel I inserted an inverted box pleat to contrast the printed fabric and kick up the visual interest a bit. I used lace to trim the bottom hem and rick rack to dress up the waistband and hand towel. I also changed the Two Tone Apron pattern in that I am not one to use a pocket much, but am constantly looking for a towel to dry my hands after rinsing them when cooking. Therefore, I decided to leave off the pocket and attach a hand towel to the right side of the apron. Typically I have seen people sew the hand towel right into the waistband. However, I wanted to make the towel removable, so that if I didn’t get the apron dirty, I could easily remove the towel to be washed (thereby cutting down on the wear of repeated apron washings). Two loops of the printed material were sewn into the waistband for the two buttons to hang the towel from.

Material Notes

I found the print material a while back……a thrift store find. I always had intended since I bought the material to make an apron out of it, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. It is cotton I am sure. The yellow is cotton broadcloth.




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    Mar 24, 2010, 07.50 AMby plookiss

    oh wow, I love this. The Fabric, the style its brilliant.

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      Mar 25, 2010, 02.38 PMby ilovepansies

      Thanks SO much for the positive feedback. I also fell in love with the fabric as soon as I saw it. Being vintage material….I let the print dictate the style of apron I chose to make. It reminded me of the aprons I saw as a child….like the aprons grandma and my mom wore.

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