First, the apron. This is decades of style pattern #2802. It's pretty good and comes with a child size pattern. I didn't need to use the tie pieces, I just fixed a button to the back and it fits perfectly. I also shortened the shoulder straps on the pattern piece before cutting my fabric. After it was finished I found it was flaring a lot around the back of the neck so I took it in and made a triangular pleat to flatten it.
Here is a picture of one of the pockets on this apron to show you what I mean.
Since this is just a single layer apron I did a 1/4" double rolled hem all the way around. I really like it and will make a couple more to wear with different outfits.
This is my first crack at Decades of style pattern #4002 the 1944 house dress. I like the fabric and the rick rack but I'm definitely going to make another in a fabric that I might actually wear out of the house. Maybe to the playground. I don't have a dress form to show how it fits and I can't wear it for pictures yet because I don't have appropriate buttons for it today.
It's very cute on, loosely fitted and it accentuates the waist. It is made up of 7 shaped gored panels which makes for plenty of seams inside. I made this dress entirely on my 1927 Singer 99k. This one is called Aunt Millie and she has a knee bar powered electric motor. With no zig zag or reverse function I got to practice fine garment making and I made a lot of flat felled seams. Every seam in this dress is finished this way, even the curved armscye. It's just as neat inside as it is on the outside. My mom always told me a well made garment should. She's right, too. I think this dress will last me a long time.
Inside the sleeve. They are roomy but not over sized.
One of the pockets. I think I am going to put buttons on these to hold them up. The points flop down and look weird so a button below the top corner of the rick rack should do the trick.Thanks for looking!