The return of the apron in the past decade is something of a phenomenon, and rightly so. :)
Today's featured pattern is McCall 1279 from the 1940s. With both half apron and full apron versions, the apron is distinctive and feminine. Whether you call it a hostess apron, tea apron, or party apron, this apron features beautiful details that allow a hostess to accent her pretty party dress rather than hide it behind a utility apron.
Note these details:
- Wide straps attached to front waistband that cross to form a bib and then taper and curve to button at back neckline
- Skirt with rounded hemline and gathered self-flounce (love that flounce detail!)
- Optional embroidered rose motif, embroidered eyelet ruffles, bias-binding & ribbon bows
In recognition of the popularity of this attractive apron, you can find it hand-sewn and for sale in many places on the Internet, for example a truly vintage version at the Etsy shop, Color Me Vintage:
And newly sewn at It's Better Hand Made: