Apron based on A 1940's Vogart pattern
It is always a challenge to sew from vintage patterns. There were scant instructions (typical of Vogart patterns), and some of the terms have migrated meaning over time. While one does not need to use period techniques, it is part of the fun for me. I like figuring out what methods were used during the era, and think about the types of sewing machines, findings, sewing areas, women of the time might have experienced.
There was barely enough fabric left over after making the first prairie bonnet to make this apron. Thus the pocket (click on photo to enlarge and see pocket more clearly), was fashioned from the piece cut out to make the neck hole. Then there was a piece about 15 inches by 8 inches - so used that to make the drawstring pouch with a fulled wool scrap as the base.
These projects got me to dust off the rolled edge hemmer foot and the bias binding foot. I love thinking that these two types of feet have served so many women over the years. Some of the best info available on use of these feet is in books from the 1920s.
Truth to tell, am just tickled pink with this apron and pouch.