This apron was the third garment pattern I ever made up, seen here in action in my kitchen.
It is vintage Simplicity 5725, view 1 from 1982. It’s one of those “’80’s does the ’50’s” patterns.
It has (way too full) ruffles on the suspender sides, pin tucks and lace along the bib front and all the way around the very full gathered skirt.
It closes in the back with both buttons on the suspenders and ties into a bow.
I really love wearing this apron whenever I’m doing some serious cooking. It has great coverage to protect my clothing and it washes easily, as it’s a quilting cotton. I had oogled over this fabric in the store for months before deciding what to make with it. Once I saw the envelope illustration I immediately thought of that fabric and went back to purchase it.
Here’s a great detail shot of the bib showing the fabric print, lace and pin tucks.
And a slightly different lace on the skirt.
This apron has undeniable vintage roots. You should see the looks I get from the mail carrier and the UPS guy when I answer the door wearing this get up!