I never thought choosing an apron design would be so hard....but when you have to incorporate 'stripes' into the design you start thinking how you can do this and stay historically accurate.
I have my time limit Pre-1938. So I start looking for patterns and images on pinterest.
Lets start with aprons from the 1930's...
There's a servants uniform
And this one which is I'm guessing for the housewife
they both tie round the waist and have a 'bib'
Then I take a walk back to the 1920's
Showing both waist and a tabbard type apron.
This one from 'Grand Hotel' has a bib and some lovely details like the frills and tucks.
Alice has an apron
Then the early 1800's
Both with and without 'bib' waistline high.
- How much fabric do I have to play with?
- What do I need an apron for? (Cooking/sewing/cleaning)
- Does it need a bib?
- Does it need a pocket?
- What hight should the waistline be?
Who'd have thought aprons would be so complicated!