I’m so excited! My pattern arrived on Tuesday way ahead of when I was expecting it. When I placed the order, the Wearing History Patterns website stated to allow up to 10 days for it to ship out because they are printed to order.

The day after I placed the order for the apron pattern I headed over to Jo-Ann and bought the main fabric. Then to Hobby Lobby for the solid for the binding.

This is what I picked out.

Here’s a closer look. The print is from the Union Station collection from DS Quilts. I think it’s just the right look for my apron. The navy solid is a Robert Kaufman Kona. I’ll be making bias cut binding with it for the trim.

I know these are the right fabrics for this 1940s apron because my dad was in the Navy during WWII and when he left St. Louis to serve it was by train from Union Station.

Here’s my dad in his Navy uniform. I sure miss him! He gave me my love of 1940s music.

Alright then. I have a pattern and fabric. It’s time to get making! Sew For Victory!

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8 comments on “Sew For Victory {update}”

  1. Your dad looks so serious and studious! I love your fabric design choices for the apron. This will be great!

  2. I adore 40s music, I adore the Greatest Generation. I wear aprons, too! (my family thinks they are just bibs for grown-ups!) I have many fond memories of my grandmother in her aprons. I am going to go look at the website you linked. It is time I had a new apron,

  3. What a great pattern and the story is wonderful. My dad was in the Army during WWII – he went to the Pacific. He was on the first ship that got to Japan after the bomb was dropped. Yes, I miss him every day, too. Even though I look exactly like my mother, I hope I see many of my father’s qualities in me. I know I got my introversion from him. The fabric you chose is perfect. My grandmother and her sister used to wear aprons like this.

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