This is a basic Mid-19th Century apron. It can be made in any size that suites the wearer. In this case, it was made for a young girl to protect her dress while playing. Pattern Sizing:
There is no pattern sizing. You simply use your own measurements and follow the directions for making it up. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The directions are very easy to follow. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a great pattern since you can custom design your own apron. You can make several, with varying lengths and fullnesses, and they will all be a little different. You can also add pockets and/or a top flap that is pinned to the bodice of your dress. Fabric Used:
For this apron I used 1.25 yds. of cotton that has been in my stash for at least 4 years. I can't even remember why I purchased this. Would you sew it again?
I make several of these aprons every year for my girls and I to use during living history demonstrations. Conclusion:
This is a great pattern for beginners because it's a small project that can be done by hand or on machine. It covers basic hemming, straight seams (if you opt for the fuller style), gathering and either hook and eye or button and button hole closure. It is intended for use in living history but is also a great help in the kitchen to cooks and bakers who would like to preserve their clothes from splashes and splatterings.