I've been collecting apron patterns for awhile, and these are all patterns I haven't seen before. I love that Butterick Harlequin apron, especially the red checks. And how cute is this Simplicity apron with the pockets cleverly tucked into the trim?
This one is my favorite, a Betty Grable apron pattern from the 1940's, and I just adore the two-toned apron described as a "tea apron with godets and belt".
The best part about these goodies is that the woman who originally owned these patterns and stitched up the aprons lived a few blocks from our house. I can just imagine her cooking dinner while wearing an apron, and stepping out to the front porch to call the kids in for supper. It's those little moments, those mundane parts of the day too easily forgotten that vintage aprons bring to mind.
And that's why I keep on collecting them. So, it must be serendipity that I found these awesome apron patterns!