For the clearest picture, I scanned the apron packet and surrounded it with a black border to contain the rips in the paper envelope, which I think exist because the paper is over 80 years old. The printed muslin is still in pristine condition, as are the tidy bundles of embroidery thread. The thread colors are subdued – a light pink, soft lilac and yellow with a tint of green, which are consistent with the dyes of the time.
Before A is for Apron was appropriated as a book title, it was the description on an early apron pattern. This is the oldest pattern I own, and I love sharing it:
Oh, whether to leave it as history or cut, sew and embroider it as art. I just don’t know.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!