Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More Musings On Little Girl's Clothing - Aprons

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In further reading from the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences dated 1922 on children & misses' garments a whole chapter is devoted to the purpose, styles, patterns of children's aprons. The purpose of an apron, of course, was to protect a little one's dress from soil. It goes on to state every little miss should be provided with a neat, attractive apron to slip on when she gets home from school. Aprons could be a very simple from a slip over the head style to ones a child might put on & fasten herself. A diagram for a sacque or sleeve apron is also included in the booklet. This style actually looks like a dress, loose fitting & fastening in the back. For practical wear fabric that might be selected is gingham, calico or chambray. Adding a colored binding, scallop finished edging or rick rack braid would be a nice compliment touch. Appliques & embroidery would be another finishing touch for a charming girl's apron.

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