1900s Gingham Wash Dress – The Apron

edwardian dress

Here are detail pictures of my 1900s cotton apron.

Some Edwardian aprons were as long as the dress, but I’ve made mine shorter, such as here.

1900s apron

Here’s a photograph from 1903 of maids with aprons.

edwardian gathered apron

The skirt, as well as the bib, is gathered to the waistband.

apron hem

I’ve made deep hems at the top …

deep hem

… and the bottom, which is typical for Edwardian aprons.

edwardian apron strings

Some 1900s aprons had a button closure; but I’ve made my apron with apron strings, such as in this painting or this photograph.


2 thoughts on “1900s Gingham Wash Dress – The Apron

  1. Thank you so much! I’m costuming a stage show that needs an apron like this, and I can never find one available for rent, so I plan on making one. These tips will really help.

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