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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

I LOVE VINTAGE APRONS

November 11, 2011
 
Several years ago I purhased a vintage apron that was too small for me but I loved the design.  So I decided to use some of the features from that apron and make my own design to make it more fitting and functional.
 
 The older vintage apron had very small pockets and up higher and the bust area was more narrow. I extended to top sides as well as redesigned the pockets.
 
The back of the old vintage apron did not close in the back so I added extra side pieces to make the apron cover my backside. 
This is the back of the vintage apron
 
After I purchased this apron I tried it on and realized it was too small so I tucked it away in a drawer.  Not until I decided to use it as a pattern did I realize that the entire apron was sewn by hand.  I was so impressed that this is hand sewn.
 
Hard to see but all these seams are hand sewn
 
The fabric is thinned and worn but the seams are well sewn
 
This is a simple apron that I designed with a large pocket that goes across the front.
 
I made a matching scarf with an attached bib, really helps to keep the sun off my face when I am out in the garden.
 
I have considered making some patterns for these aprons, scarves and hats that I make. I will let you know if I do.
 
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