I like the center version with the great pockets. I always like to have pockets on an apron because I need someplace to stick my little cassette player. I am always sticking my thimble in the pocket and forgetting it is there.
I found an old advertising circular for Advance Patterns for 1957. Here are some of the dresses shown in the circular. One interesting thing was the mention of Gloria Swanson, the movie star, silent and otherwise. I didn’t know that she also designed dresses.
The small print says that Gloria Swanson was associated with the Puritan Dress Company in Boston and that her designs had proven highly successful. The dresses shown are 8271 and 8272.
The suit on the left is 8258, shawl-collared and ‘pouf-trimmed at back’. What is a pouf trim, I wonder? The large coat, 8257, is called a Cape Coat. The soft suit on the right with a bit of the Chanel look about it, is 8259. That style of skirt is called a peg-top skirt, and the suit is supposed to be a Paris fashion.
I will show the rest of these tomorrow. I have finished Harry Potter so now I have no excuses and have to start sewing again.