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From: lendube
Date: 02-18-2007, 07:30 PM (1 of 2)
I just love this pattern and have made it many times. It's Vogue 9050. It's a classic apron w/ or w/out ruffles or border.

It's not really my style ~ don't like ruffles or gathers but I originally bought it in 1975 to make for my grandmother. She wore it for another 5 years and when she died it came back to me and I used it for years. It's still around here somewhere.

I have recently made it (knee length, no ruffles) for my daughter twice, and am currently making it for 3 of her co-workers. They all work in a family run, local Italian restaurant. The look is perfect with a long skirt which they're required to wear.

Everything about this pattern is great. The instructions are clear and easy (it's a good adv. beginner project) and the end result is really nice. The top is doubled and if you fold over the hem and side seams on the skirt part there are no seams visable at all. If you doubled the skirt it'd be totally reversible.

It is still available online as a vintage pattern. There is currently a Vogue pattern with the same number but it's a suit, jacket and skirt. (You'd think there are enough numbers to go around. :monkey: )

I saw it for $10.00. Originally it was $2.00.

If you're looking for a now-vintage style apron I'd highly recommend this pattern.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Bama
Date: 02-19-2007, 11:45 AM (2 of 2)
I like that pattern. I think I would also make it without the ruffles. I love finding vintage patterns like that at yard sales or thrift stores. I have found that the sizes are alot smaller than they are today. :dave:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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