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1950s Holiday Apron- Christmas and Heart

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Wearing History #R130- 1950s Holiday Aprons

Also available as an e-pattern on Etsy


A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern from an original historical pattern from the 1950s.

A very cheerful apron for the holidays, or just because! The kitschy Christmas apron features a fun chimney pocket and a toy Santa doll. The heart apron is perfect for Valentines Day, or any day where you’re baking and cooking with love! The heart apron has a companion pincushion button. The candy cane apron is made with red and white striped fabric.

This pattern uses sewing, applique, and embroidery techniques and includes the transfer design, which will need to be transferred to your fabric using either a light box or a transfer pencil.


Intermediate Difficulty. Must be familiar with basic construction and vintage methods.


ONE SIZE from the 1950s. 1950s sizing was smaller than today, and larger sizes may want to allow more fabric for longer apron strings.

--About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns--

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. 

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