Here’s a newspaper ad for needlework supplies and kits from the late 40’s or thereabouts. The first page shows some apron kits. The description for the tulip apron reads:
Design for fast cross stitch embroidery stamped on skirt and waistband. Directions include stamped muslin, directions for embroidery, and how to finish the apron. A large apron adaptable for nearly every size. Order three for a wise buy.
It cost 59 cents for one kit or three for $1.59! The other three aprons on the right came stamped on one piece of “White Art Cloth” and were priced at 79 cents for three aprons.
I like the top apron shown below, which came in four different colors and only cost 59 cents.
Right now I am working on another Mexican Peasant Blouse and am trying another kind of free-motion embroidery on the yoke front. I’m going to try and trim the neck and sleeve edges with crochet trim.