Re: Pinner Apron???
Below are some posts I did elsewhere on aprons and pinner aprons.
Originally Posted by Stonewall_Greyfox
From _The Ladies' Self Instructor_ (1853).
"Aprons, These are made of a variety of materials, and are applied to various uses. The aprons for common purposes, are made of white, blue, brown, checked, and sometimes black linen; nakeen stuff, and print are also employed.... Aprons of all kinds are straight, and either plaited [pleated] or gathered on to the band or stock at the top.... In some kinds of aprons bibs are introduced, which are useful to cover the upper part of the dress...."
Pinner apron instructions:
It is made up of two fabric panels (45" each) of the desired length. One
panel is cut down the middle lengthwise and each half panel is sewn on
either side of the whole panel. I felled each panel seam (so I didn't have
to worry about raw edges raveling but you could always overcast the raw
edges to prevent fraying) and used the selvage edge for the outer
edges. I gauged the top edge for the waist and pulled it to the desired
width for the apron skirt. A patch pocket is optional, but a nice to have.
The hem was just folded over and hemmed with a running stitch. The bib
is one panel of fabric cut to the correct length for the wearer. (I'm short
waisted, so my bib is fairly short.) The bottom edge of the bib is gauged
and the top edge was gathered and the raw edge enclosed in a self-fabric
band. The botton gauged edge of the bib is pulled up so that it is
narrower than the top gathered edge, almost forming an inverted triangle
shape. The waistband is a long piece of fabric (pieced to obtain the
length), folded over, sewn and turned. The apron skirt and bib are then
attached to the waistband by catching each pleat of the gauging to the
waistband. If you don't want to make a long waistband, you could make a
shorter band and have it button instead of tying it.
Pinner aprons are pinned with straight pins at the top corners of the bib. The pins are left straight and pushed in and out of the fabric several time embedding the point of the pin inside the fabric band.