Saturday, February 28, 2009

Petal Apron Pattern - Vintage (1959)

This pattern is a three petal apron found in an old WorkBasket magazine.

Make pattern from chart, allowing each square to equal one inch.
Center one petal over the other two. Gather all three across top until measurement is about 15 inches and add to waist band.
Trace a pansy on lower portion of each petal and embroider in natural colors.
*Note: The directions don’t mention finishing the raw edges of each petal but I would do so with a narrow hem before attaching to the waistband, you could also add an extra bit for seam allowance before cutting.

Source: The WorkBasket, October 1959


Anonymous said...

The petal apron was the apron I made in 4-H when I was 10 years old and the one I entered in the state fair. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw this pattern. My first one was a standard one like the other half apron shown but the one I blue ribboned on was the petal apron. I might have to make another one of these! Those were the good old days.