Uniforms: A Comparison Of The 18th Century

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This is a pattern for the kind of apron that would have been worn by a woman or a child. Men also wore aprons to protect their clothing when they were working. Most aprons in the 18th Century were practical while some were intended to be simply fashionable. Practical aprons were made of washable fabric, gathered on a narrow tape, and tied around the waist. Fashionable aprons were decorative, and were not intended to get really dirty. They might be embroidered or edged with lace. The apron is shorter and narrower than the petticoat, and not too full. The gathered apron should be at least as wide as the girl's breadth and the hem should extend to below the knee. Sometimes an apron would have a bib which pinned to the bodice. This was called a
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