I couldn't find any vintage linens locally...and I looked high and low for several weeks. I found a couple items on eBay...both totally different. One was a remmnant of a lovely hand embroidered table cloth that had beautiful lace trim. And the other was a 50's tea towel that is just perfect for a bistro style apron.
The problem? I couldn't bring myself to cut either of them!
Instead, I went to a teensy little thrift shop and found a small table runner with lovely lace trim....and a couple vintage fingertip towels.
I quickly paid for them and when I came home, this apron was created!
The waistband is a vintage blanket binding...and a vintage button holds the tea towel I included.
I couldn't cut this either but with it being a table runner, I didn't have to!
I just folded it in half over the blanket trim to create the waistband casing and ties. Then I sewed along the diagonal through the lace edging.
I did eventually cut the tablecloth to make the pocket. (it was hard to do!)
Here is a close up:
and the rest....
I was very happy when Bley sent me a note saying she loved it!