Folkabilly Apron #3

29 Jan

And another folkabilly apron has been made!  As some of you may remember, last year I received a stack of vintage apron patterns from my grandmother and I have a goal to slowly make them all.   This is the third pattern I’ve tried (others are here and here).  These patterns are relatively easy to follow and have the bonus of having all the pattern pieces pre-cut (amazing how much time that saves!).

This is a really pretty half-apron that is actually really flattering when on.   My sewing group and I decided to sew the red version seen on the pattern envelope below.


The pattern involves some patchwork, rickrack, bias edging and a shaped high waistband.  So feminine and pretty.

I used some cotton fabric my mother had brought me in the fall and the floral/stripe combination ended up matching beautifully.



If I had had more rickrack on hand I would have included at least two more rows of it. You can never have too much rickrack on a vintage apron my friends.

1-IMG_5653I’m going to send this apron to my grandmother who just turned 91 years old.  She may not cook too much anymore but I think she will appreciate it just the same.


6 Responses to “Folkabilly Apron #3”

  1. grammao January 29, 2013 at 16:36 #

    Wow, so attractive but. I cannot see it getting as stained as any apron I use while cooking!!

    • Jillian in Italy January 31, 2013 at 10:21 #

      It’s just for show. You use an old horrible one for during the actually cooking part and put this on afterwards when you answer the door with a tray of cocktails.

  2. Deepa January 30, 2013 at 11:38 #

    Jill that’s adorable! I don’t cook often enough to deserve a proper apron, but I love this vintage one 🙂

    • Jillian in Italy January 31, 2013 at 10:20 #

      Then you should make/buy one for your husband! You really lucked out with the husband who cooks Deepa.

  3. Ana January 30, 2013 at 21:52 #

    Unfortunately, I cannot sew, but I will definitely buy a cute apron. Currently I’m using my favorite dish towel when cooking. You are so right, women in the 50’s looked so lady-like.

    • Jillian in Italy January 31, 2013 at 10:18 #

      Make a tea towel apron! Just sew on a few long ties and you’re ready to cook in style!

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