Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Aprons

When doing holiday baking, no proper vintage guy or gal can be without a festive holiday apron!

Thankfully, there's about a jillion options out there for your sewing pleasure.. and they make a great gift for your host or hostess, too!

Let's see what we can find.

Mail Order P186

Vintage Needle Finds has this absolutely adorable mail order pattern in stock, isn't it darling with the cute appliques?  Oh my gosh, I want one of each!

Simplicity 4180
Sandritocat has this cute apron in stock.. it only takes one yard of fabric, and you can make matching tea towels, or aprons for other seasons, too.  Little Christmas trees on gingham check is too cute!

Alice Brooks 803 (also Mail Order 522)
Here's a really somewhat bizarre Santa Head apron, as seen on The Vintage Pattern Wiki.  Selvedge Shop has a very similar pattern in stock (Design 7100).

McCall's 1982
This beautiful apron from Rose Corners features elegant reindeer and snowflakes prancing across it.

Butterick 3306

Purple Plaid Penguin has this adorable apron pattern in stock which includes tons of other holidays, too!  Be prepared for every season. :)

McCall's 1713

Redcurlz's  has this cute one in stock, with holiday decoration on the pockets.  Or are they hula girls and cherries? I really can't tell, but it looks like the other girls' on the envelope are checking it out.

Sew Betty And Dot will make sewing easy with this cut-and-sew apron fabric panel from Daisy Kingdom.  It includes a matching apron for your doll!

Simplicity 8214
This cute apron matches the table cloth, and you can make it by shopping at Retroactive Future.

Butterick 5940
Here's a surprisingly sexy pointed apron with festive bell trim.  Via Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Butterick 5092
For the gents, here's an apron with a tree.. looks like he likes it, anyway!  Picture via Vintage Pattern Wiki, in stock and available now at Hey Chica.

Simplicity 4737
You can really get into the spirit when your apron matches the table cloth!  Available from Jantiki.

DuBarry 6118
While this pattern from DuBarry isn't specifically marketed as a Christmas apron, the festive red and green colors and white snowflake-like spots certainly suggest the holiday season!  Image via Vintage Pattern Wiki.

McCall's 7062
Talk about unusual, how about these very cool Steampunk holiday aprons?!  You really can make something for almost anyone. :)  Available at The Granny Squared.

Simplicity 9649
How about some easy and cheerful aprons for you and your better half?  From Denisecraft or Pattern and Stitch.

Mail Order 1-449-T
More adorable motifs in a mail order pattern as seen on The Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Butterick 9982

This cute apron from Fancywork has great big pockets and cute stitched Christmas trees.

Color Me Mine #1213

Lonestar Blondie  has this cute mother/daughter REVERSIBLE apron in stock.. it has pockets for crayons. :) 

McCall's 8479
Here's a cute winking Santa apron from Cloe's Closet.

Simplicity 7889
Or this cute happy Santa apron from Clutterina.

Simplicity 8213
Lonestar Blondie also has this cute holiday mother/daughter apron in stock!  Also available at Hey Chica.

Simplicity 323
Anne 8665 has this adorable poinsettia-themed apron in stock.

Advance 9564
These holly trimmed and angel aprons are TOO CUTE from Midvale Cottage.

McCall's 2062 and McCall's 2264 via Vintage Pattern Wiki

I'm absolutely crazy about these 1950s family aprons from McCall's.  

On the left, gingerbread cookies gaily decorate aprons for mom, dad, sis, brother, and even the dog! Kinsey Sue has it in stock!!  

On the right, a cowboy Santa and his lasso and boots decorate mom, dad, and kiddo aprons .. totally unique!

McCall's 1991 via Vintage Pattern Wiki
Do you like this really neat apron with Santa on the roof top?  Or maybe a candy cane?

McCall 2182 via Vintage Pattern Wiki

This has subdued but elegant holiday motifs.  Classy classy!

Mail Order 7437

Another cute mail order Santa apron pattern via Kinsey Sue.

Vogue 8753
This hard-to-find Vogue pattern from Carrollonline includes many things for your holiday table besides the apron... look at those cute pot holders!

McCall's 3422
Really look like Santa or Mrs. Claus in this adorable apron from Hey Chica.

It's extra easy to sew an apron with this pre-printed fabric panel from Linda Kay Designs.

Simplicity 4213

A festive tree decorates the ruffled pocket of this cocktail apron pattern from Mom and Pop Culture Shop.


Okay. I'm really exhausted after all of those aprons.  Maybe it's time to take a break and make one?  Or do some baking?

Next time, I'll do the baking first so I have some cookies to munch on while I blog. :)

Happy cooking and happy sewing!

Let us know what you think. :)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Simplicity November 1972

Simplicity November 1972

Let's roll back the calendar pages to November of 1972 and see what's happenin'!

Simplicity 5185/5308

November 1972 was all about knits!  They put the "pick-a-knit" guide right on the cover!  Now, personally.. my sewing machine hates sewing knits!  But all of these looks are really cute.. maybe I can talk my machine into it?  This jumper is particularly cute with it's interesting pocket detail.

Here are some similar patterns from team members:

1.)  Simplicity 8026 from Keepsakes Studio
2.)  Simplicity 9567 from Erika With A K
3.)  McCall's 2901 from Purple Plaid Penguin

Simplicity 5294 / 5286 / 5294

New for 72... how about a dolman sleeve?  The middle pattern looks very 80s to me.  The high-waisted skirt on the right is definitely in again!  The left side dress is classic... You can wear it now.

Here's some dolman sleeve patterns you can make today!

1.)  Vogue 1513 (By Heim) from So Vintage on Etsy
2.)  Beehive Knitting Book 810 from Redcurlz's
3.)  McCall's 9378 from Sissy's Patterns

Simplicity 5317 / 5297 / 5299 / 5296

Fancywork has Simplicity 5297 in stock!  It's so cute!  

5317 in the short version looks a little .. German to me?  I love the high-waisted maxi-skirt look, too. And those granny gowns.. I'm actually not sure how I feel about granny gowns.

Here's some similar patterns:

1.)  Simplicity 9763 from We Are Vintage Sewing
2.)  Butterick 6450 from Fancywork
3.)  Simplicity 9519 from Redcurlz's
4.)  Vogue 8681 from Jeanie's Shop

Simplicity 5292 / 5324 / 5321 / 5293

This colorful layout is very cute!  These fun outfits are equally stylish today.  I could wear those dresses to the office tomorrow if I wanted to!   The asymmetrical buttons in 5321 look very 80s "New Wave" to me... what do you think?

Retroactive Future has Simplicity 5292 in stock.. from Simplicity's "Designer Fashion" line.

Atomic Regeneration and Knightcloth have Simplicity 5324 in stock... a classic basic dress!

Some more similar patterns:

1.)  Butterick 3740 from Em Sew Crazy
2.)  Simplicity 6442 from Grandma Made With Love
3.)  Vogue 2147 by Galitzine from Sew As It Was Patterns

Simplicity 5185/5308 / 5320 / 5306 / 5298
Instructions on using Simplicity's Knit Picker appear ... it was a new idea, and some people were unfamiliar with the fairly new knit and stretch fabrics.  Anyone could have a comfortable wardrobe that looked attractive, too!

Bluetree Sewing Studio has the versatile 5306 in stock.. make a top and pants, or a maxi skirt.  Every bit as classy now as then!  The skirt could be great for anything from the office to a night at the theatre or special occasion.  And it's very easy!

More similar patterns:

1.)  Simplicity 5372 from Lady Diamond 46
2.)  McCall's 2866 from California Sunset
3.)  Simplicity 9606 from Sandritocat

Simplicity 5307 / 5325/5327 / 5185/5316 / 5316

Playful, colorful, and W-I-I-I-I-D-E pantlegs are the feature of this page!  I love the shoes but I'm not sure about the pants!  I think the yellow and green 5185/5316 is very cute though.  Love those ribbed stockings, too.  I'd wear it. :)

Bluetree Sewing Studio has the double-breasted jacket in stock.  I like the contrast trimming on the jacket.  Pretty neat and tidy .. very yacht-worthy.

Meanwhile, We Are Vintage Sewing has the mod pants (5327) and shirt (5325) in stock.  The pants are unisex!

More similar patterns:

1.)  Simplicity 5143 from People Packages
2.)  McCall's 4907 from Sew Betty and Dot
3.)  Butterick 5045 from Pattern Matters

Simplicity 5331 / 5335 / 5333 / 5336 / 5328

Don't forget the kiddos!  Perfectly sweet outfits and toys for the younger set... every bit as cute as ever!

The matching boys and girls outfits  in 5336 would be perfect for twins.  And matching holiday pajamas are perfect for that Christmas card photo!

1.)  Simplicity 8779 from Frisky Scissors
2.)  Simplicity 9476 from Mbchills
3.)  Style 1221 from Find Crafty Patterns

Simplicity 5321 / 5315 

It wouldn't be the 70s without some caftans and muu-muus!  Wow!  Want to stop traffic?  Try 5315. :)

Similar patterns:

1.)  McCall's 5386 from People Packages
2.)  Simplicity 8354 from Vogue Vixens
3.)  Vogue 7360 from Roma's Maison
4.)  Simplicity 7650 Keepsakes Studio

Simplicity 5309 / 5310

The back cover features playful pants and lacy blouses... maybe the one view is suitable for your next Gothic and Lolita outfit?  I like all of these!

1.)  Mail Order A718 from Vintage Needle Finds
2.)  Vogue 1797 from Cloe's Closet
3.)  Simplicity 8117 from Fancywork


Well, that's about all for now!  I do hope you enjoyed it. :)