Thursday, January 14, 2016

In Search of Style - Apron Inspirations!

The pattern: Tucked inside this very charming apron pattern, Simplicity 1359, were a couple of large sheets of folded paper. What could they be?

What's inside: What a treasure - it's apron heaven! The sheets of paper (one extra large) were filled with images of hand-drawn aprons! They look like they were most likely traced from mail order pattern offerings in the newspapers. Isn't this a completely delightful and diverse collection? 

A couple of the aprons have the pattern number written next to them, and a few are identified as 1-yd aprons. It would be fun to find all the patterns for these aprons. I love how our mystery sewist focused on the ornamentation details and fabric choices. 

The extra large sheet required two scans to get all the images. There are so many cute aprons illustrated on these sheets, I don't think I could pick just one favorite, I would have to sew a full collection. Wouldn't you? :)


  1. These are wonderful!!
    I wouldn't mind wearing most of these.

  2. These are so immensely charming! I especially adore the red and white one with the heart shape pockets. That really has to be the most Valentine's Day perfect apron ever.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Thank you for your remarks, Jessica. I agree! That apron was very popular then and seems to be just as popular now as well!