|Simplicity #1837, circa 1944|
I "adjusted" the pattern a bit to suit my skill level and personal preference: the pattern called for the straps to cross in the back and attach to the waistband/ties via buttons....which naturally demand buttonholes, and I don't do those. When I tried the apron on before finishing it, I liked the straps better un-crossed, so I pinned and stitched them that way. It works just fine. The pattern also included embroidery instructions, which I omitted. This print doesn't really need any embellishment anyway.
Love the retro style! As a friend said, she can easily imagine this over a crisp white blouse, with a skirt and anklets. Exactly!