All posts tagged: aprons

Exotic Mexico meets Kiwi Housewife

Carrying on from the Mexican theme of a few Thursdays ago, here is the final Mexican themed textile from my stash. It’s an embroidered apron, made by a Kiwi housewife, probably during the 1950s. I’d been collecting mid-20th century Mexican themed textiles since my interest in them was first sparked as a teenager by all the Mexican textiles in my Grandmothers stash. When I moved to NZ, I assumed that was the end of my collecting in that area, because I didn’t think that Mexico would have been a popular theme for fabric escapism so far across the world. You can imagine my delight when I found this apron in an op-shop a few months ago. I figured it was an anomaly, made by a talented embroiderer who had become tired of all the usual apron embroidery patterns. The apron was made by a skilled embroiderer.  It uses only a few stitches, but they are expertly executed, and the choice of stitches for the different textures in the design, such as the delicately scalloped senorita’s …

Vintage patterns part 2

Here are the rest of my vintage patterns.  Most I inherited from Grandma or was given by Auntie Artie.   Now I just need the time to sew some of them up, though I have to say, I’m loving some of the commissions I’m working on right now!