PRINTED PATTERN- 1940's Apron Pattern
E-Pattern download is available in my store
1940's Apron Pattern
Bust Sizes 32"-44"
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 constrasting 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 verisons 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. (http://wearinghistoryblog.com/tag/bias-bindingfacing-tutorials/)
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.
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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
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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.