My husband and mother-in-law teamed up this Christmas to get me a great theme present - aprons! My husband found an ebay lot of vintage apron patterns and my mother-in-law bought me some actual vintage aprons plus a fantastic book called Aprons of the Mid-20th Century: To Serve and Protect. I like the subtitle...This is my first apron made with the inspiration of the book. I used directions from Bend the Rules Sewing as a starting point. It's interesting to see the intricacies and details that went into some of the book aprons - pleats and gathers and tucks and pockets. Some of them look entirely impractical but boy are they lovely!
This one should be practical, but maybe I'll have to make myself a totally impractical apron too! Organza and tulle here I come!