Saturday, December 22, 2007

Vintage 70's Wrap Apron Dress: Simplicity 6915

A couple months ago, I found this at the thrift store, and just had to pick it up to add to my collection of apron patterns. =) I loved the square neckline, and the ties that ties in the front (on the left side, a back tie goes in through the skirt side seam towards the front to tie into a cute bow.

This summer when I purchased a bunch of fabric at a flea market/antique store, I picked up a piece that I liked, but wasn't sure what I'd make in it yet. But then when I noticed how it seemed to match view 3 in this pattern, only it was blue, I decided to use the fabric with the 70's apron pattern:

Because I was short a yard than what the pattern called for, I had to make it mid-calf length instead of ankle length, but I am still very happy with it.

It even has crisp white rick-rack on the front pocket
The back and side view. I couldn't capture how perfectly this flared skirt drapes, but at least you get the idea of what it looks like in the back. Though shown by itself in view 3, I will be wearing it with something else on underneath!
Now I'm off to help bake and decorate some Christmas cookies...

10 comments:

Lauren Christine said...

Its so cute!! :)

sarah m said...

I like it! Good job!

Olivia said...

If you go to jessiesteele.com and click catalog then you'll see some really cute aprons! I made an apron when I was 7 and handsewed the whole thing! You can tell where I became impatient because I have huge stitches where I was trying to hurry !

Cheri said...

Thanks, ladies!

Mom2fur said...

It's adorable! I think you did a wonderful job on it, and I love the fabric.
I was a teenager in the 70s. Chances are, my mom made this same pattern for me...or maybe I even made it for myself! I do remember fashions like that.
I can see it with a silky white blouse with long, puffy sleeves. Or, in warmer weather, with short, flouncy sleeves. All in all...very pretty!

Andrea said...

Very nice! I need to make myself a nice apron. You are inspiring me to dig out my patterns and fabric!

Cheri said...

Andrea,

Sometime we need to get together in person and collaberate (sp?)sewing ideas. =)

Ihave been so busy as of late that I haven't asked my parents about going up to visit you. I will soon, though. =) So much to share...

Apphia said...

Hello Cheri, I love your blog! My sister Achaia and I are also addicted to vintage patterns. And since we design aprons, this pattern has special appeal... do you know where I could look to find a Simplicity 6915 pattern? The jumper you have made from it is so cute!

May the Lord bless you as you serve Him joyfully!

~Apphia Long
at marie-madeline studio

Cheri said...

Apphia,

Thankyou for your kind comment! I bought my pattern at a thrift store, but I believe that I have seen it on ebay before.

Happy sewing!
Cheri

Apphia said...

Cheri~ Thanks for the information on finding that pattern! I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled...

God bless,
Apphia