Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pinafore Aprons

I do love a pretty pinafore style apron with a ruffle on the bib. Like the one worn here by the cute little girl on the cover of this vintage Better Homes and Gardens magazine:
Or the one Mom is wearing here in this old Campbell's soup advertisement:
And here's an adorable one to make for your doll:
And then, there's the one worn here by a model in the Sears Spring and Summer Catalog circa 1972:

And I REALLY wouldn't mind having one made with this Betsey Johnson pattern! (Wouldn't mind one of those bags, either!)

Cute, and practical, too!

13 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I loved this post. I especially loved the little doll pattern. So sweet. Thanks for all the fun photos. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

yosemite faith said...

oh my grandmas and my mom would never have just one. try dozens! i can't wait til i come upon them someday. i know my one grandma made some for my dolls too. aprons were/are an essential!

Annette said...

I like the Betsey Johnson pattern except for the placement of the pockets, I would rather they were straight and maybe not so large. The little doll outfits are really cute. I love all aprons, but pinafores are the best. Love T

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

A wonderful assortment of aprons! They are all so charming, and useful, too.

Heidi Ann said...

I actually do agree with you on the Betsey Johnson, pattern, T.!! Weird pockets!

Debra said...

I love those aprons too! Love, Deb

barbara said...

Oh, Betsey Johnson. I thought she was the height of fashion back in the day ...

jungle dream pagoda said...

Oh that Betsy pattern!!!! Yummy yummy!!!I want it all!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I loved pinafore aprons so much that when my, now 27 year old daughter was little, I made about a half dozen for her. Lacy ones and voile ones and embroidered. There were many patterns for them in the 80's.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the pinafored girl on the magazine cover, both my daughters wore similar aprons when they were younger. However, now we all wear similar aprons , usually termed priarie full pinafores.
I do have a few aprons with ruffled hems and bibs very much like the Sears photo we keep for wearing when out, (Church/markets etc.)
Blessings,
Grace.

Arlene said...

Oh my!! That packet of doll doll clothes is the exact one that I still have!

My most memorable childhood Christmas is the one when my beloved Grandma sewed an entire wardrobe for my favorite doll! All the patterns in the envelope shown, plus another envelope -- including lace trimmed slips and undies and a fur trimmed coat! Some of the dresses were made from scraps of the dresses she'd made for me, so we had matching outfits. She must have sewn for weeks and weeks.

This was probably around 1950, when dolls came wearing one outfit, and the only way to change their clothes was if you had another doll about the same size. Pre-Barbie for sure! That extensive wardrobe made me the envy of all my friends!

What a surprise to see my pattern envelope featured here!! Thanks for prompting some sweet, sweet memories.

Heidi Ann said...

Arlene- Thank you SO much for sharing your sweet memory with us!!

yosemite faith said...

oh arlene my gram made all the clothes for my dolls - especially my betsy westy doll. i had an aunt that covered a cigar box in emerald green cloth and put my name on it with gold ric rac. inside was a red headed doll with an entire wordrobe made by her. wish i still had it. i found that my mom gave most all my things away over time - my clothes to cousins in need and toys and dolls to those with none. very sweet and good of her but certain items i would have loved to keep.