Back in 1999, when I first began listening to apron recollections, a common lament was We threw out all her aprons, never imagining we’d regret doing so or I saved a single apron, and it is my prized, most precious possession. That refrain is one I continue to hear, as in this email:
Before I opted whether or not to share this pattern here, I considered the copyright (a mere 66 years) and contacted McCalls. Elizabeth Moss of the company’s consumer affairs department consulted with the legal department and archivist. Seems the disregard for pattern copyrights is flagrant and pattern companies are on the lookout for illegal use of what is rightfully theirs.
I approve of their protective posture, and thusly, only the pattern’s face is published here, which is exactly what Grandma’s family was hoping for.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!