Tuesday, March 22, 2011

50's Bungalow Apron

I started this vintage bungalow pattern quite a while ago, but when it came to putting on all that bias tape... that wasn't really my thing.

But I finally got it out and completely finished it, so I now have a new apron!

I love that it covers so much, cuz I can be very messy when cooking... I really like the way it crosses around and closes with the little white buttons, too. :o)

Interesting quote from the 50's about bungalows:

"A Bungalow Apron"

"One does not wear a dress under a bungalow apron. It is really a dress itself—an extremely simple dress made of sturdy material that will resist the wear and tear of housework. Smart little touches can be added to this type of apron that do justice to the originality of the wearer and her skill in clothes-making.

If you are planning a bungalow apron, choose a material such as gingham, percale, madras, or American print. These materials are sturdy, practical, neat and they launder well. Follow the directions in your pattern carefully, and cut your apron so that plenty of roominess is allowed. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as a bungalow apron that is so tight that it hinders you in your housework."

From the New-Way Course in Fashionable Clothes-Making.

So my project is completed and I even have a new apron out of the deal. A 50's one, too. Could life get any better? :oP


  1. I love it,Kels!
    -guess who?

  2. That is so your color Kelsie!

  3. It's very cute, Kelsie! I love that pattern. I'm with you, I tend to get stuff all over me so half aprons just don't do much protecting. ;)

  4. Sweet! I'm inspired by your sewing Kelsie. I went to J.W.'s baby shower last weekend, and now I want to sew. LOTS. :O) Baby stuff, skirts, costumes. You name it! When are we starting our crafting days again? After the ball? :P


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