This Ladies Apron 18th Century Sewing Pattern from Fig Leaf Patterns is drafted from an original piece dating to 1730-1790 held in a private collection. Aprons were worn by all women and were typically made of linen but could also be made from finer fabrics and adorned with embroidery.
- 18th century apron pattern based on an original garment
- Printed in color on large format printer with 20 lb paper - no paper piecing required
- Historical notes, fitting tips, and full instruction booklet with pictures included
- One size fits many
- Made in the USA by Fig Leaf Patterns
Not all aprons are just square or rectangular pieces of fabric whipped to a waistband. This sewing pattern was drafted from an original apron found in a private collection. It is unusual in that it has wedge shaped pieces at the edges which suggest that it was made to fit a shaped waist of the 18th Century and still hang evenly at the hem. While nothing is known about its original owner, the apron was found in the late 1970s in a Bucks County, PA antique store and purchased for $5.00. It was given to its current owner as a gift.
About Fig Leaf Patterns
The mission of Fig Leaf Patterns is to produce commercial patterns based faithfully on the style and construction of surviving garments in museum collections and private collections.