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« on: December 14, 2004 04:56:32 AM »

I saw these cute but outrageously expensive retro aprons in today's Daily Candy (dailycandy.com) and thought: hey, I could certainly make those!


 And not only are these aprons awefully cute, but they would be perfect for all kinds of retro embellishments, no? And despite what my boyfriend believes, one cannot have to many aprons, right?

I suppose the short ones are more or less based on a circle skirt pattern, since they have no visible seam and do not seem gathered at the waist. Am I right? I was thinking of a pattern somehow based on this one: http://www.marianjasper.com/Circle_Skirt_x.html

It's the longer ones that cause me more trouble, like the Mademoiselle.... Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004 03:43:13 AM »

its almost like you make a dress without a back for the full ones...but omg they are sooo cute...not sure if id pay 60 bucks, but very cute..ive made some aprons in the past, you can change up the pattern pretty easy..also look thru the pattern books..ive found "vintage" aprons in there also...good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2004 10:27:52 AM »

Sorta vice versa of what viciouskittie said, I want to make a dress version of this one

Those half-aprons look like the 2/3rds of a circle skirt with a shaped yoke. Just make a curved coner at the back, instead of a straight square edge.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2004 04:56:25 AM »

kate-- that one would be a great dress!!! if you make you must post pictures...ive been looking for patterns to make some of these..no luck yet..

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 06:56:30 AM »

If you found a ventage dress you could even restyle it to be an apron.  There are some dresses that lend themselves to that.  I love Aprons.  Linda
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2005 07:11:19 AM »

This isn't exactly the same, but I have the following pattern at home and its a reprint of a 1950's pattern.  I haven't made any yet, but I plan on it soon.


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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2005 11:40:36 AM »

Here's one I made...
Not quite like the ones off that site, but still kind of retro. (Or that's what I was going for at least. Wink )

For the long ones on the site I think modifying a dress pattern (or an actual dress from the thrift store!) would work... halter dresses don't have much for a back anyway, so you could just cut up the back, finish the edges and add ties.

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2005 03:47:05 PM »

those are adorable.  now that i'm getting married, i'm obsessed with 1950s house-frau accoutrements (i'm not housewifely at all, and delight in my partner doing most of the cooking--bless him!).  i've found lots of old aprons in the thrift stores here in saskatoon, with great embellishments like ric-rac and smocking.  if you look in the boxes of patterns in the thrift stores, you might even find old patterns for those kinds of aprons.  i find old patterns more often than i would expect.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2005 06:44:50 PM »

i do believe that these are the fronts of princess seamed dresses...that's why there's the contrast "stitching" down the front. the seams take the place of darts/waist seams, and look clean and neat. i'm sure you could find a princess pattern in any thrift store. good luck!
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005 06:12:36 PM »

This is a wee bit off-topic, but someone could make a really adorable apron out of a men's tuxedo shirt. I guess you could just cut out the circle bib-type part, sew a ruffle around the edge, and attach a ribbon to tie it with in a big fluffy bow! Grin
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