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Vintage-Inspired Apron – #16

This apron was inspired by a pattern envelope I saw somewhere online and now cannot find, or I would give credit to the original.  The pockets on the apron are so cute, and although I thought they would be fairly useless, they actually aren’t that bad.  I would sure like to read the original pattern…

Vintage-Inspired Apron – #15

Emily wanted a longer apron because I made a short one for her last year.  For the most part I copied an old Advance pattern (4998) which I saw on Flickr.  I decided to take the zig-zag border up the back of the apron as well, because the bride and groom fabric is only 36″…

Vintage-Inspired Apron – #14

If we had a square dancing bridal shower guest, she would probably like this apron.  Somehow I had it in my head that each ruffle should be twice as long as the previous one, so the bottom ruffle is 5 yards, and the apron is quite a bit heavier than the others.  The green floral…

Vintage-Inspired Aprons – #13

It’s appropriate that this is apron 13, because it was a nightmare to make.  Just about everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. The apron idea was inspired by 4 leftover reproduction hankies from apron #1.  I knew I wanted to make a handkerchief hem, but it took me longer than it should have…

Vintage-Inspired Aprons – #11 and #12

An apron with an apron!  This is an old Wilendur napkin that I thought looked cute with the red printed gingham.  Although this is a pretty simple design, it took longer than any of the others because of the hand stitching.  I tried a little chicken scratch embroidery on the hem, and the binding on…

Vintage Inspired Aprons – #9 and #10

These are really special aprons, because they’re made with some of my vintage French and German fabric.  I don’t usually hesitate to cut into old fabric pieces, but I have been collecting these for awhile now, and I have only used two little pieces before these aprons.  I purchase these prints from one of my…

Vintage-Inspired Aprons – #7 and #8

Thank you so much to everyone who made comments on my aprons — I am really pleased that you like them. My mother had an apron with a pocket border around the bottom, only hers had a sleeveless top and a very short pocket border just below the waist. I always liked that apron, but…

Vintage-Inspired Aprons — #5 and #6

Making these aprons is a lot like putting together a quilt with vintage fabric. Substitutions and compromises must be made along the way, although I enjoy the challenge of putting something together with stuff I have on hand. When I go to a fabric store to buy something particular for a project, I am often…

More Vintage Inspired Aprons – #3 and #4

Two days in a row — I guess you can tell I’m having a good time with these aprons. It’s so fun scrounging around the sewing room looking for things to use as embellishment. The first apron is made from vintage yardage that reminds me of feedsack. I didn’t want to add pockets to this…

Vintage-Inspired Aprons – #1 and #2

My daughter often gets phone calls that begin something like this: “I just had this really good idea for the wedding, and I hope you like it because I’ve already started working on it.” She’s a good sport. My latest idea is to make vintage-inspired aprons as favors for all the guests at the bridal…