1940’s Apron Pattern- Sample Photos

The finishing touches have just been finished and I’m happy to say that the 1940’s Apron Pattern is now available to purchase on in my store!

This pattern can be finished in two ways. You can finish the edges bias binding for contrast/trim OR you can do bias facing and have the fabric be your focal point.  Either version can be made in a solid fabric or two different fabrics.

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.  Also included is a page with how-to’s for using bias binding or facing, and I will also be posting photo tutorials for bias binding and facing here on the blog to be of an aid to those who are beginning level stitchers.  More info on the pattern can be found on my website.

The back of the apron fastens with a button and buttonhole and sits a little low on the back neck.  I think it’s kind of cute and unexpected, and a great way to showcase a cute button in your stash!

Hope you love the new pattern! :)

14 Comments on 1940’s Apron Pattern- Sample Photos

  1. Quincy
    December 7, 2011 at 11:34 am (5 years ago)

    So cute!!

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you!

  2. Debi
    December 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

    LOVE this!!!

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Debi!!

  3. ReadyThreadSew
    December 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm (5 years ago)

    That is really cute. I’d love to buy it but I already have one of the Big 4 retro patterns for a 1950s apron AND I have too many aprons already so I simply can’t justify it (although I have bookmarked it and may be back later :).

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! No worries, and thanks for the comment :)

  4. Tasha
    December 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I really don’t think this could be any more perfect! :)

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm (5 years ago)

      Awww! Thanks, Tasha!! Yay!

  5. wundermary
    December 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm (5 years ago)

    This is really wonderful and the prints you have chosen are perfect.

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Mary!

  6. Casey
    December 8, 2011 at 5:01 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my gosh!!!! How darling is this?! Going on my wishlist! :D (Especially since I need to replace some of my well worn aprons. ;) Love the cover design, Lauren!

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Casey!! My husband helped with the layout. He has skills of a graphic designer :)

  7. Sarah Allen
    December 8, 2011 at 8:13 am (5 years ago)

    I love it! I’m so excited.

    I actually traded a very similiar vintage pattern just like this about a year ago, thinking “I’ll never sew an apron.” Then I regretted it! That pattern was worth over $50.

    But this is EVEN BETTER! I get the vintage look without all the effort, from one of your great patterns! :) Thanks.

    • Lauren
      December 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much!
      I know what you mean! It’s CRAZY how much vintage apron patterns sell for. I’m always surprised!
      And thank you so much! The original vintage pattern this was based on was “quirky” to say the least, so l got the pattern fixed, and errors figured out, the instructions to make sense, so it’s much easier to understand than the original vintage pattern and it actually works ;)

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