This a Rare - Stunning, antique cotton full body apron 1900 - 1910, Edwardian Era, in mint condition. A true antique .
This is an amazing find. The apron was cut out, party sewn and then tucked away for you to find about 100 years later!.
Measurements in inches: Bust 42, waist 48, hip up to 52, length from shoulder to hem 47, flared set in panel at the hem is simply divine. Note: this style was meant to be worn loose.
The fabric is a gorgeous cotton percale. The print is very, very tiny and done in black and white on a black ON white field. Precious print!
The original yardage used was 34 inches wide. This can be seen by looking at the inside construction of the front panel. This is a very, very, early fabric.
It is all sewn together. Only the outside edges are unfinished. The pocket is pinned to the front and is ready to hem and be attached. A button or short ties will need to be added at the back waist line.
The neckline is sewn together, making this a "slip over the head", full body apron.
Inside seams were done with a straight, perfectly even stitch. Likely on a treadle Singer sewing machine. The inside seams are overcast stitched, by hand and are so well done, I had to include a picture! A mindful, exacting seamstress made this apron.
All you need to do is turn and stitch edges OR trim with black, gray or white bias tape, sew on the pocket, add a button or ties. You will have an outstanding example of an antique apron in mint condition.
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