Another apron shape less often seen is obviously for toddlers to keep food off the front of their clothes, So maybe this should be classed as a bib. Here is a large doll wearing this style of apron and then a doll size one but flared instead of straight.
You can see how to cut this shape and then narrowly hem all edges.
How lucky it is to find these great old calicos!
The doll size example is 8 inches at center front.
But the fancy shaped little bib tops are the cream of the collection.
This parian Alice is just 10 inches tall and her apron is edged in incredibly tiny Van Dyke points. For today's stitcher I would recommend a small scale but heavy lace in ecru color.
As small and rewarding projects sew some of these aprons for your dolls. Detailed patterns for four of these shapier ones are given in my new Antique Doll Apron Pattern. Also included are two simpler shaped tab apron patterns with full instructions.
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