Today I finished a vintage apron from the Simplicity Retro Pattern 4282. Sometimes Simplicity goes on sale for 99 cents or $1.50-$1.99, but always are half price otherwise.
The fabric is Waverly Inspirations screen print from Walmart fabric department or Walmart.com and it takes a yard. There will be ample left over but you still need a yard because of the length, unless you can figure out a different way to buy less fabric and make it work.
I could have used some turquoise green bias binding for the edges of the apron but there was no such color in any of the fabric stores, so I used off-white which is an oyster color. I used narrow bias tape but you can use regular size. If I make another one using this fabric I will buy fabric dye and color white bias tape to match the turquoise plate in the print.
I thought the print might be a replica of 1940s plates, but it might be Victorian. It is nice to have a special apron for those days when I have to use Grandmothers China for company.
Please check back to this post later, as I will try to add the New Look dress from the pattern I have used a lot in this series, which matches this apron.
And here is the dress, from fabric I got at Walmart last year. I do not find neutrals often that I like, amd this dress is one of my favorite.
I was hesitating to post it yet because I have not finished making matching belt.
The dress was made to celebrate this field of Queen Anne's Lace, and the print was the closest I could get to looking like the pattern of flowers.
There has been no time for the watercolor of this that I had planned.
Below is the apron I made with the teatime fabric from Hobby Lobby.