Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vintage Inspired Apron

This pattern just spoke to me :) I immediately wanted to make every one of them and had this vision of wearing a different apron for each day of the week, etc.  Reality finally caught up with me when I remebered how slowly I actually complete such things.  I ended up selected just one (for now anyway).

I decided on view D (upper left) and went about in search of the perfect fabric.  All I knew is that it was going to be PINK!

Progress - before adding trim
 I just love this fabric with its delicate miniature floral pattern.  The ruffle is made in the same color with a very narrow striped pattern.  Overall, i think it have a very "vintage" look to it without looking "retro".  My idea was to appear like something you might find in your grandmother's attic!

 In looking at the pattern as well as other finished versions online, I decided to shorten the skirt and add some fullness to the ruffle.  I'm really glad I did as it looks much cuter as a "hostess" style apron rather than one worn for real protection.  The view below shows it worn over a vintage dress and full petticoat.  You can see how differently it lays over the full skirt.




  1. How pretty, I love how the rick rack just lifts the whole garment! I love using it as trim, it adds such a wonderfully vintage look.

    I have two aprons handmade by me and a handful of pinnies, but I'm mostly found in the aprons. I think I need to make more for variety as I'm a little bored of my two!

    1. Thanks Melanie!
      I agree, a little variety is important when it comes to aprons :) My next one will definitely be a pinnie.