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Vintage Apron Patterns

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I remember viewing some vintage apron patterns with interest on the SewChic blog . A reader had sent them a box of patterns and the apron patterns had been included. I don't wear aprons, but if I did, I would wear these. I can just picture myself serving my guests at a dinner party wearing high heels, pearls, and a wiggle dress with one of these aprons tied on. Well, maybe not the heels or dress but I would definitely wear a vintage aprons. So, imagine my delight when I opened a box of patterns I purchased (sight unseen and at a great price off of eBay)and there were these four vintage apron patterns included! The one on the far left is Simplicity 7974, c 1968 for simple-to-sew misses and men's aprons plus a potholder. Next is Butterick 7538 with no copyright date. I'm guessing it is from the 1950s. Next in line is Simplicity 1846. c 1956. Last in the photo is McCalls 1713, c 1952 for cobbler aprons and a potholder. (I'm pretty sure I have this one tucked away somew

Simplicity 3962 jacket and Nanette Lepore black/white fabric

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I pulled out the black and white fabric that I purchased recently during my shopping spree at SR Harris . I purchased it with the intention of sewing the jacket from Simplicity 3962. This is from their Threads collection and another of Simplicity's pattern line with the B-C-D cup options. As I was cutting out the jacket I remembered that this particular fabric was marked "Nanette Lepore". I had no idea what that name meant, so I did a quick Internet search and found the web site for designer Nanette Lepore . I peeked at the collections that were online and I found what appears to be (or is very close to) the black and white fabric I purchased in the Fall 2006 collection. Photos from www.nanettelepore.com Interesting to see what the designer used the fabric for...much less structure than what I am planning.