I will take almost any flimsy excuse to make myself a new, pretty (silk) dress. Most recently, Thanksgiving did the trick. I also decided I wanted to try out a vintage pattern in my stash that’s had me intrigued for some time: MacCalls 6473 from 1962.
I’ve been meaning to make myself an apron for some time now, but dresses and other clothes always seemed more
fun important. Two years ago my husband and I hosted my family for Christmas dinner for the first time and spent my day in the kitchen in a silk dress with no apron. I did the cooking and even made an apple pie from scratch and inexplicably, miraculously didn’t get anything on the dress. I’m still completely baffled by how I managed it. This year we hosted them for Thanksgiving. I was determined to make a silk ‘Thanksgiving’ dress (which will likely be the subject of my next post) but there was no way I was going to push my luck a second time! Thus, an apron became the next important thing to sew! I have a few vintage apron patterns and decided on Simplicity 4213: