I finished up my first Vintage Pledge – an easy project to get me rolling – this 1940s apron by Dubarry 5747.Dubarry 5747 dThe fabric is a novelty cotton from Joann’s. It’s a quilting weight cotton and works well for this project. It would be too stiff for any sort of dress with drape.Dubarry 5747 aI made my own bias binding and the ruffle around the heart shaped pocket from “On the Dot” by Greta Lynn cotton. I tilted the placement of the heart pocket on an angle to match the natural angle of my arm and hand. It was quick to make. The longest part was all that bias tape. Dubarry 5747 bI’m noticing that many patterns from the 1940s use bias binding instead of facing in garments. Maybe to save on fabric during war rationing? Anybody know?

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