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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vintage Simplicity Apron and Bloomers 1953




I inherited a large box of vintage patterns from a friend, this included. Lots of kids patterns from the 40's and 50's were in there. This was a size 2 and she really could have used a 1. The neck is a bit large and the bloomers were huge as shorts, so I elasticated the legs, too. Also, the front apron pockets weighted the front down, so I would probably just make it as a top next time. I was too lazy to do the thread loops for the back buttons, so I used elastic thread. It's too stretchy, so I will probably substitute snaps to help close the neck a bit more. I do think it's a great playsuit pattern for my little girl and may make it again, but it's so bit, it will probably be usable next summer, too. She liked it, but was ready for a nap, so she was not a willing model.

3 comments:

KID, MD said...

Too cute and I love th eyelet lace trim! The pattern drawing made me laugh, though. She looks way too old for this style, but maybe that's just our era's youth growing up to fast. Can you imagine one of today's tweens in something like this??

Julia said...

One of the most adorable things I've ever seen! So cute!!!!

gwensews said...

That is really cute!