When I saw this, I wanted it badly.
I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the asking price for the vintage pattern was $150.00. I'm not kidding.
But you can buy a pdf reproduction of it from the same seller for $4.95. So I did.
Hmmm. I should have bought a girdle too.
That's my daughter looking less than thrilled that I've asked her to model something less than flattering.
It's very difficult to find a vintage pattern that doesn't expect a girdle (women's waists on vintage patterns are often a full 10 inches smaller than the hips). Even my Spanx can't help me THAT much.
I think I cut the pieces carefully, but it never occurred to me to measure (that's why I'm a dork). This apron would not have fit anyone over 5'2". I had to alter those lovely straps into a halter from their original position.
I'm not a giant, but the waistline was at my nipples. Very un-flattering.
I had such high hopes for this apron. Eight yards of bias tape went into this baby.
Oh, I'll still wear it around the house and pretend I'm a glamorous Betty Crocker type, but I won't dare turn sideways in it.
(And may I say I'm glad I only blew the $4.95?) You can buy the pattern here.