E-Pattern- 1940s Apron- Bust 32"-46"
This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper.
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I'm pleased to offer the first Beginner difficulty pattern from Wearing History! This pattern features a cute scalloped apron skirt that is cut on the bias, scalloped shoulder straps that attach with a button at the back, two back straps, and ties! This pattern can be made either in one fabric or in two contrasting fabrics. The apron can either be finished with bias binding or with bias facing.
This pattern was based on an original period 1940s pattern but has been extensively updated while still retaining a period fit. included are step-by-step illustrated instructions, cutting layouts for modern 45" fabric widths, and multiple sizes per packet. Sewing both versions of this apron calls for pre-made purchased bias binding. It is suggested to have a little knowledge on mitering corners of bias binding or facing to make these aprons, as the binding/facing is the most difficult part of construction. As an extra bonus, I am adding bias binding and bias facing photo tutorials to my blog to help with apron construction. You can find the how-to posts here.
This pattern is multisize and includes all sizes in the same packet. The sizing is as follows:
Small- Bust 32"-34" Waist 26"-28"
Medium- Bust 36"-38" Waist 30"-32"
Large- Bust 40"-42" Waist 34"-36"
XL- Bust 44"-46" Waist 38"-40"
The waist of the pattern is adjustable by the back ties.
BORROWING FROM THE 1940's IDEA OF CONSERVING FABRIC, CUTTING CHARTS GIVEN REQUIRE PIECES TO BE CUT BOTH ON GRAIN AND CROSSGRAIN.
DIRECTIONAL FABRICS WILL REQUIRE MORE FABRIC THAN GIVEN ON THE YARDAGE CHART AND IS NOT SHOWN IN CUTTING CHARTS.
APRON BIB IS CUT ON BIAS AND IS UNSUITABLE FOR DIRECTIONAL PRINTS.
- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.
This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.
You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.
Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.
This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.
25 pages for the e-pattern sheet, 8 pages for the instruction sheet, 1 sheet for the "how to use" sheet.
34 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper
This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.
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HOW TO USE E-PATTERNS
Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.
For A4/US LETTER paper:
Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.
For A0 size:
This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company
No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.
All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.