While thinking about more lady-like times and trends I constructed these two hostess aprons. What makes them different is that they are intended to be worn after all the preparations are over and the lady of the house is now playing hostess.
Each is made from heavy weight fabric which will hold up to washing and wearing and still be crisp and pretty. The top one is a polished apple print with corded piping along the bottom ruffle and across the pockets. The pockets and ruffle are also trimmed in lace.
The bottom one is made with a Waverly decorator fabric. The bib is gathered gently at the top as are the pockets. The straps go over the shoulders and attach to the waistband.