September 1, 2009

A Vintage Surprise...

Last night at Books a Million with our knitting group, my friend Tammy presented me with a bag of goodies. "For me?", said I. She assured me that it was.

I opened the bag to find pieces of wonderful vintage fabric and three vintage patterns! She knows how I adore such things. Two of the patterns were for aprons. (She hit one out of the park with these!)

McCalls Pattern 1713 (in front) was printed in 1952, and McCalls Pattern 2038 (the one behind it) was printed in 1956! All the apron styles in these two patterns each take less than two yards.

The fabric Tammy gave me had pieces of cotton with blue flowers and colorful teapots, and pieces in yellow and white gingham. There were many others, but these really caught my eye. I looked at Tammy and again asked, "Really? For me?" and she again assured me that they were.

What a wonderful surprise from a good and dear friend. I can't wait to get into the studio to make up an apron or two, and use some of this great fabric in one of my next creations. Thank you, Tammy, from the bottom of my heart for your generosity. And for thinking of me when you saw these things.
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DeeDee said...

That is certainly a good friend..I am looking for a certain old apron pattern for my grandma..she wears aprons every single day..cannot wait to see what you create with you lovely fabrics...

Jane said...

I love the patterns....I can picture June Cleaver wearing one of those as she got breakfast ready for Ward, Wally and Beaver!!! Would love to see a post of the finished project.

downsize said...

So puts me in the mood to make an apron...they are such useful items, but seems to have fallen away for some reason. Time to haul out some fabric and get sewing.

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

Christmas present for a dear daughter in law? I think sew!!!!!! Pretty please? Make sure your machine embroiders a big fat "Ham- Fisted with Spices" right on the front... They are lovely! I saw one of the other apron smocks you made for yourself on your flicker album. So fun! ok, gota get copies of those you know:: so what do I owe you? xo J

Beth Gales said...

Isn't thoughtfulness a cool thing? Great friend, great find!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

We love vintage patterns! Those are great! Our favorites are the apron ones or ones for doll clothes. What a great gift! Twyla

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I love old apron patterns! They're my favorites!

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