Anyway, one of the things I loved on Wartime Farm, was Ruth Goodman's apron. She actually had several, but I loved the practicality and the bound edge.
What *I* really wanted though, was one I saw on 1940's house.
You can just about see it here:
First I found this one.
Then I found this one:
Then I remembered. Many women from that time would use old aprons or make their own patterns to make new aprons. And so, my wrap apron was born.
It is shorter than I planned. Primarily because I only realised later that I really need to make the front in two pieces rather than one. Apron 2 will also have the ties a little higher. You can just about see my pocket, with its bias edge.
|Back. You can see my ties.|
The pinny was really quick to put together (this had 4 seams, the change will add two more). The bias binding edge, on the other hand, took FOREVER to do. I placed a gap in each side seam so the tie can come through, whichever way I wrap my pinny.
|Side. You can just see the tie...|
The fabric, was $1.50 a yard from Walmart. It is a polycotton blend, as far as I can tell. They said undetermined. But I'd guess 80-20 Poly-cotton. That aside, it looks a lot like the kinds of fabric I remember seeing such aprons in. I got three yards, which was plenty, and would probably be more than enough with my newest adjustments. I'll let you know later.
I should also add something else I made recently: Kitchen Curtains.
Here you can see the view from my window now :) Cheery red curtains.
I made the sash to hold it back, and added some decorative stitching from my new sewing machine.
And I matched the base of the curtain to the sash, with a couple of rows of the decorative stitches. Pretty huh? :) (You don't have to answer that!).