My paternal Grandmother was a wonderful seamstress. She made dresses for all of her granddaughters every year and christening outfits for several of her grandchilden. Here are four of her apron patterns - one Butterick and three McCalls. All of these patterns cost 25 cents apiece. Now it's been many a year since I bought any patterns but a few years ago I sat down in the pattern section of Joanne Fabrics and was shocked at the high price of patterns. I have lots of aprons passed down from my Mother and my MIL which I hope to post about one of these days.
Here's a closer look at the patterns.
I remember wearing aprons while growing up mostly on Sundays after church helping with Sunday dinner in the kitchen. We didn't have as many clothes as we do now a days so back then we protected our good Sunday dresses. We didn't play in our school clothes either - we changed when we came home and put on our play clothes. My parents took me to Sears and Roebucks in August every year before the start of school and bought me one new school dress and a new pair of school shoes. I was so proud to wear a new outfit to school the first day. Boy, have times changed.
I have to get some pretty new fabric and make these aprons! I miss sewing and these would be fun to make.