Tabliers for Bleuette

Looking through one of my favorite books on Bleuette, "bleuette, la petitefille modele de la collection, Billyboy*", I found pictures of an apron, or Tablier.

My E-Pattern "Fennasion" or Schooldresses for Bleuette is made for the years 40-60. (This pattern is also modeled after pictures from this book). I needed an apron (Tablier) that could be worn with the school dresses that I love for my Bleuettes. The picture below shows one apron as from the early 50's.
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Billyboy* states in his book,  " Park with the Taches", of spring - summer 1952. carries over a printed dress of 1946." I tried to match this sweet apron with a pattern. My bleuette Ann and Daisy, wear my interpretation of this apron. The apron is crisscrossed in the back and has two large mother of pearl buttons as closure. Daisy has a little hanky in her pocket. I kept the aprons plain, with just a tad of cotton lace in keeping with the look of Bleuette.

The blue apron below is from Bleuette's World Winter 2005/2006 Volume 7, Number 4. It is Tablier Fantasie - Fantasy Apron for LSDS Number 38, 1926.  If I made this apron again, I would close in the neck some and not make the shoulders so far apart. As with all LSDS patterns, I try and make a mock up, and then use my fashion fabrics. This one I made up without a mock up. It is still cute with the 30 type fabric.

Anna is wearing the apron from Billyboy*s book in an Imperial Broadcloth micro check in tan. I used a cotton lace to trim the apron and large mother of pearl buttons.

Daisy's apron is a pink and white pima cotton lawn with white trim.  I will have this pattern as a free E-Pattern sometime soon. It is very simple to put together. My three aprons are all handsewn, since my dolls are wearing all their proper underclothing plus the dress and apron.