I've been on the lookout for a pretty apron for my mom for her birthday later this month, and haven't been able to find what I want. But, this has led to just barely realizing that there are a lot of pretty crochet patterns for vintage aprons. Wow.
I enjoy crocheting with yarn, but thread always intrigues me, beckoning me and at the same time causing great trepidation. Even still, I really want to make this, isn't it pretty? You can find the pattern for it over at Two Sisters, this one's from 1947. So last night, when I should've been sleeping since I'm still feeling on the verge of getting sick, I was looking for vintage crocheted apron patterns, free ones, on etsy, on ebay, so on and so forth. I think last night what got me on the vintage patterns tangent was because there's a 1930's thread toddler dress that I've seen and I totally want the pattern for it and can't find it. It's just a sweet Shirley Temple style dress, that I would love to make for my little girl, and am completely frustrated that I'm not able to find it. I did end up buying a couple of vintage thread dress patterns off of ebay and etsy, and then I found the apron that I'd been looking for too on etsy and snapped that up too.
The whole reason I'm looking at aprons though, is that I want a smock-ish type apron for my mom, but I think in white because I'd like to embroider it. My sister's going to have the baby shower for her baby in late March and it's going to be a fiesta theme, I'm going to have to embroider a dress for her, and I think it'd tickle my
super hard to please mom to have an apron that shares some of the same images as her youngest grandchild. I haven't found it yet. Argh. I wish I knew how to sew because then I'd be able to make it, and eliminate the whole search. Anyone want to teach me? I have a brand new sewing machine that's almost 4 years old and hasn't been used.