As I get ready to make more shirts and blouses with embroidery, I have been looking around the house for embroidered items to give me ideas for including in garments. I found this apron tucked away in a drawer. There used to be a church store in Oakdale that sold items from around the world as a self-help program to increase the incomes in various areas. I loved the colors of this apron, but I don’t remember which country it came from.
It is made from sturdy cotton huck toweling and embroidered with the huck embroidery technique.
The back is very interesting because you can see that almost all of the threads are carried on the front of the fabric only with only the tails woven in on the back.
I have been looking through the older pattern stash (which involves major excavation into the sewing room closet) and found several shirt patterns that will be great for the younger daughter. She wants a classic-looking shirt with three-quarter length sleeves for wearing to work in the lab. She would prefer a collar on a band.
This older Butterick, 6715, which is copyrighted 2000, seems to be perfect for what the daughter wants. It is closer fitting, too, which she likes. This will be the next one I trace off.