Then there is the dainty sewing -- or tea-apron (No. 2400 N) of which no home-girl ever has one too many. I have heard this called the "match-making apron" probably for the reason that is imparts to the wearer a charming air of domesticity difficulty to resist, the while it amply protects her pretty frock as she pours tea. That illustrated is of white organdy, with an applique of gingham posies; the frill on the bouquet may be outlined in pale gray, or a real frill of lace may be used. Lace edges the entire apron & ends of the ties, also finishes the pocket; this may be machine-hemstitched or whipped on. The stamens of the flowers are outlined with French knots at the tops & the simulated ribbon which ties the bouquet is blanket-stitched on one edge, the other edge being finished with a line of darning- or running-stitches. Perforated stamping-pattern, including cutting lines, 35 cents. Hot-iron transfer-pattern, including cutting-lines, 30 cents. Stamped on white organdy, with gingham patches for applique $1.00. Floss to embroider, 24 cents.
Pattern was 12 cents. A catalog showing all available styles was only 10 cents when accompanied with a pattern order or 12 cents without pattern order.
This illustration is from a 1924 issue of NEEDLECRAFT MAGAZINE, Augusta, Maine. This 13"t x 10.5"w magazine includes directions for crochet, knitting & craft designs. Also offers tons of embroidery patterns for sale.
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