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A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:30:22 AM »
Here's the thing. I have a friend who is a bit vintage and she had a marvellous kitchen apron - more like a pinny (or 'schort' in Dutch - from maybe the '50s or the '60s. I say 'had' because the thing has gone missing and she really loved it. So my plan is to replace it in time for her birthday in late January  :)

Has anyone got an interesting draft/pattern? Anything from the 1920s to maybe the 1970s is worth looking at.

Thankyou.
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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 10:29:42 AM »
Henry, there are so many styles of apron.  Can you give a bit more detail?

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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 10:45:46 AM »
There really are! I've been looking at hundreds of them on Pinterest. I think I can devise a simple model which I can elaborate. 
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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »
Is this what you are looking for? I should have a pattern somewhere.


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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 08:01:33 PM »
I particularly like the Japanese ones that cross over at the back requiring no buttons, knots or such.







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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 09:32:43 PM »
Is this what you are looking for? I should have a pattern somewhere.


That would work very well.
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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 09:34:46 PM »
I particularly like the Japanese ones that cross over at the back requiring no buttons, knots or such.








I didn't know that style is Japanese. In the last photo it looks like a maternity dress. I don't want to get slapped!
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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 10:42:13 PM »
I would try searching on archive.org (especially their "text content" search). It contains lot of books on "home sewing" - therefore lot of aprons, but frequently of a low quality. One book that stands apart, although not exactly book of patterns, is https://archive.org/details/apronscaps00woma. I think it could be a nice source for inspiration.

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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2018, 03:39:28 AM »
That's a rather good book; nice line drawings. I went through about two dozen books last night on the archive until I was boggle-eyed and went to bed.
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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2018, 05:36:25 PM »
Here's one from the Amoda boek. A system based on the Amsterdam MODeAcademie.
When making this draft: it says 1/2 hip measurement, this should be 1/2 hip minus 5 to 8 cm. There should be some space
between left and right on the back for some adjustment.



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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »
This one is from ,,de Dameswereld" december 1955. This one is more compleet.








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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 05:45:57 PM »
And this the type of apron my mother used in the 60's




It's not what you where looking for, but i wanted to make it complete.

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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 06:08:01 PM »
With the resurgence of home sewing as a past time, all of the major pattern companies have a myriad of apron patterns available. Whether you need to buy a pattern or not, the styles are interesting. Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls and even Vogue - all offer retro apron styles. I especially like the one and only offering in Vogue. ( you have to open the window for each pattern to see the line drawings and artist renderings to really see the designs.)

One of them even has a pattern that would have looked at home on the Downton Abbey set! (I'm guessing your friend isn't wanting to go quite that retro!)

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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2018, 01:15:37 AM »
Brilliant Pfaff260,

Right from the pinnacle of household chic.



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Re: A vintage kitchen apron draft?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2018, 01:17:25 AM »
Is she going to throw that plate at the lazy husband??