Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Patterns of the Past - a Bandanna Apron


From McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring/Summer 1950, an apron made from (what looks like) three bandannas. Might be interesting to try the next time the hobby store has them on sale.

7 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

I can remember those aprons.. some people made them using ladies hankies too..

Packrat said...

I don't remember these, but I do remember the ones made from ladies hankies. I still have a couple of my grandpa's bandannas. They are so "pretty" compared to the ones available now, and would have made nice aprons.

Anyway, thanks for posting this. I think I just might make one even if I have to make my own bandannas. Pat, I wonder who gave me that idea? ;)

Vande Historic Costuming said...

We have a fundraiser here for teen cancer patients that sell bandanas every year which end up at thrift stores in droves. You have given me an idea on how to recycle them. Thanks!

Shay said...

VanDe, there are also these "hankafores."

http://tipnut.com/tea-aprons/

Vande Historic Costuming said...

Thank you - they look great alternatives too!

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

Oh, I hope you post some of the patterns if they're public domain. They look really fun.

Shay said...

Deb, I think you can copy all of the hankafore patterns from the TipNut site.