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Long Thread Media

Modern Afternoon Apron with a 1912 Lace Edging

Regular price $5.50 USD
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This dainty project was designed to honor a specific literary garment—the apron “trimmed with complicated crochet lace fully five inches wide,” which the character Susan Baker wears in the later Anne of Green Gables books by L. M. Montgomery. The Modern Afternoon Apron with a 1912 Lace Edging may be sewn by machine or by hand. Enjoy making and wearing a vintageinspired Modern Afternoon Apron of your own!

Materials Needed
  • Patons Grace, 100% mercerized cotton yarn, sportweight, 135 yards (123.4 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein; 2 skeins of Viola;
  • Crochet hook, size D/3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fabric, 100% cotton lawn or broadcloth, 7/8 yard (0.8 m), 42 inches (106.7 cm) wide
  • Sewing needle and thread to match fabric
  • Chalk or washable fabric marker
  • Dressmaker’s pins
  • Gridded ruler
Finished size: 16½ inches (41.9 cm) long and about 32 inches (81 cm) wide; waistband measures about 19½ inches (49 cm) across, with ties about 38 inches (96 cm) long
Gauge: Larger edging, about 4½ inches (11 cm) wide; 9 to 10 rows in patt st = 4 inches (10.2 cm) length; smaller edging, 3 motifs = 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide x 5 inches (12.7 cm) length; gauge is not critical for this project as fabric will be cut to fit blocked measurements of finished edging

Author/Designer: Sue Perez