Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Conquestor wrap-around pinny




The distinctive roller-printed cotton fabric looks prewar, but the manufacturers tag gives the game away as it's polyester.  Probably dates to circa 1960, and made by Conquestador

The unusual design is predominantly floral, but those large circles contain the paisley motif.  Four separate colours have been printed in the design.

Homemade ruffled bib apron




Beautiful homemade apron, stitched on a handcranked sewing machine.  Maker unknown.  I love the ruffles over each shoulder and only wish that I were still slender enough to wear this.  The style is late 1930s, but the cotton print fabric suggests that it's actually postwar.