Welsh costume doll aprons

Many doll’s aprons, like those of adult’s aprons are natural colours (black through grey and light brown to white) in check patterns.

D1.3 apron
D1.3 Apron detached
construction:
Apron of striped wool flannel gathered into and stitched to waistband, 0.8cm turned and herringbone stitched down LHS. 1cm hem turned and herringbone stitched along lower edge. Selvedge down RHS. Has the apron been altered ? tapes at waistband appear more recent than on skirt.
measurements : 20cm height including waistband, 22.5cm wide.
fabric: Striped wool flannel of plain weave wool and cotton warp and wool weft. Stripe repeats at about 1 cm intervals. warp : blue and white wool and cotton; weft : blue wool

D3.4 apron

D3.4 Apron front D3.4 Apron Fabric 1
Black and white horizontal stripe linsey-wolsey. Grey cotton warp, black wool, white cotton weft.
construction : Black and white horizontal weft striped apron made of rectangular piece of cloth with selvege down LH side, hemmed along lower edge and RH edge. Pleated into waist with 5 knife pleats towards the sides, facing to CF. Ribbon tie. Badly faded on face of Fabric 1 and tied to doll reversed to show un-faded side.
measurements : CF 28cm, width at hem 48cm, waist 22cm, ties 42cm
fabric: warp : grey cotton; warp : black wool, white cotton

D4.3 apron and D5.3 apron

D4.3 Apron reverse D4.3 Apron Stitching
construction : Apron of check fabric with white waistband tape folding over gathered top edge to form ties at each end and tying at CF (very tight) in a bow. Selvedge up RHS
measurements : height including waistband 20cm, width at hem 34.5cm
Fabric: Check flannel. Grey warp:  a mixture of undyed cotton and wool with blue wool (two shades at least), black – cotton , red – cotton, white – cotton;  selvedge warp (one blue, one pale blue) – predominantly cotton with odd undyed, blue wool fibres mixed in, plus other stray wool fibres possibly contaminated by other yarns. Weft: grey and brown – both a mixture of undyed and pale brown cotton and with blue (at least two shades), red, brown, pale pink, yellow – wool; red – wool; white – cotton. Is this made up of recycled yarns? – in the grey and brown?  Wool fibres look scoured and very worn.  This flannel check needs more analysis – shoddy, mixed yarns?

D5.3 apron same as D4

D6.3 apron

D6.3 Apron Fabric 1
construction : Apron in one piece of black and white check fabric, pleated into waistband tape. Selvedge down LHS. RHS and hem folded by 0.5cm twice and hem stitched. Waistband tape crossed at back and tied in reef knot at CF
measurements : width at hem 15cm, height including waistband 12cm
Checked flannel / linsey wolsey. Warp: blue – cotton, double white – cotton?; weft: black – wool, white band – cotton

D7.3 apron

D7.5 Skirt back

construction : Apron of multicoloured check fabric, pleated into waistband , machine stitched with waistband and ties of same fabric, tied in bow at CB
measurements : Height including waistband 17cm, width of apron 23cm
fabric: warp : blue, red, white, yellow, grey cotton; weft : orange, white, red, blue, grey cotton.

D8.3 apron

D8 apron
construction : Apron made of one piece woven pattern fabric gathered into black ribbon waistband. Selvedge down LH side, all sides turned in by 0.4cm, handstitched. Two lines of gathering stitch still intact just below waistband. Silk used for ties – or perhaps an old tie re-used?
measurements : height 18cm, width18cm
fabric: warp : black silk; weft : red and blue silk

D9.9 apron

D9.9 Apron
construction : Apron of one piece of cloth, turned and hemmed on all sides, gathered to waist, but no waistband – just a cut raw edge. Sewn to skirt with more modern looking thread
measurements : 18cm height x 14cm width
Fabric: warp : cotton, Repeat of 7 undyed, 7 brown; weft : repeat of 8 undyed, 8 brown cotton.

D10.7 apron

D10.7 Apron front
construction : Apron of one piece of cloth, hem and sides machine stitched, with 0.5cm horizontal tuck, 2cm from hem. Gathered into waistband of same fabric. Waistband has short ties which are stitched to bedgown at side back. Selvedge down right hand side
measurements : length 17cm, width at hem 20.5cm
fabric: warp : white and brown cotton; weft : white and brown cotton

D11.3 apron

D11 apron

construction : Apron of black and white check fabric made in one piece, hemmed on all sides with 1cm wide horizontal tuck 4cm from lower edge, pleated into waist which is bound with black silk ribbon to form waistband and ties tied in bow at front RHS. All hand stitched
measurements : height 21cm width at hem 17cm
fabric: warp : Repeat – 12 black wool, 2 white cotton, 12 black wool, 4 white cotton; weft : Repeat – 15 black wool, 6 white, 2 black, 2 white, 2 black, 6 white, 15 black, 2 white, 2 black, 2 white, 2 black 2 white.

D12.2 apron

D12.2 apron

construction : Check pattern wool apron made from one rectangular piece of cloth, selvages down both sides, horizontal 2cm pleat across entire width; gathered into narrow waistband/ties. Hemmed lower edge.
measurements : CF 32cm, width at hem 57.2cm, waist 13cm, ties 54cm
fabric: warp : wool, repeat: 8 white, 12 brown, 8 white, 12 blue; Weft wool, repeat: 6 white, 12 blue, 6 white, 12 green.

D13.3 apron

D13.3 apron
construction : A rectangle of linen/cotton check, pleated at top edge into waistband ties, hemmed on three sides.
measurements : CF:20.5cm; lower edge:21.5cm
fabric: warp : cotton and linen?repeat: 2 white, 4 blue; weft linen?, repeat: 2 white, 4 blue

D14.2 apron

D14.2 apron
construction : Rectangle of wool check, pleated into waistband tape. Hemmed on three sides, with selvage at lower hem. Original silk waistband tape has been covered with a later cotton tape.
measurements : CF: 36.5cm. Lower edge: 66cm
fabric: warp: wool, repeat: 2 black, 2 white, 2 b, 10w; weft: wool, repeat: 2 black, 2 white, 2 b, 12 w.

D15.3 apron

D15.3 apron
construction : Checked apron bound along the top with a tape which is tied in a double knot around the waist. There is a selvedge on the dolls right side and the two other edges are turned twice.
measurements : Waist to hem 14cm width at hem 13cm
fabric: warp and weft: wool and cotton; repeat: 8 white, 8 blue

D16.3 apron

D16.3 apron
construction : Made from one piece of fabric, selvedge on the right side and two double turned edges at hem and left side. The top edge is bound with a striped tape which also holds the apron on to the doll.
measurements : length 16cm width 25.5cm
fabric: warp: cotton and wool, 6 blue, 6 white; weft: cotton and wool, 10 white, 8 blue.

D17.3 apron

D17.3 apron
construction : Long apron turned on three sides with edges left raw, gathered at the waist into a white tape
measurements : length 30cm x 26cm
fabric: warp cotton, repeat: 4 blue, 4 double white; weft: cotton, repeat: 4 white, 4 blue

D18.2 apron

D18.2 apron

construction : Checked apron with turned edges on three sides, gathered up at the top and sewn to one edge of a cotton tape to tie around the waist.
measurements : Length 16.5cm x 24.5cm
fabric: warp: cotton and linen, 4 white, 6 blue; weft: cotton and linen, 4 white, 6 blue

D19.2 apron

D19.2 apron
construction : Small apron made from one piece. The top edge is bound with a black tape and tied at the back in a knot. The edges of the apron are turned and hemmed.
measurements : Height 10cm x width 10cm
fabric: warp and weft: 12 black wool, 12 cream cotton

D20.4 apron

D20.4 apron
construction : Striped cotton fabric gathered at waist into cotton tape, which also forms ties brought round waist to front & tied in a bow. Selvage on left side, hemmed lower edge and RHS
measurements : CF 15.6cm, waist & ties 49cm
fabric: warp : brown cotton; weft: cotton, stripe repeat: 2 white, 12 brown, 2 light brown, 12 brown, 12 light brown, 12 brown, 2 white, 12 brown, 2 light brown, 12 brown, 2 white, 12 brown, 12 white, 12 brown, 2 light brown, 12 brown.

D21.4

D21.4 apron
construction : Apron formed from rectangle of blue/white checked fabric, gathered at waist into waistband which also forms tie, tied at back in bow. Hemmed on three sides.
measurements : CF 13.5cm; lower edge 16cm
fabric: warp and weft: cotton, repeat: 4 blue, 4 white.

D22.3 apron

D22.3 apron
construction : Check pattern fabric gathered into narrow tape waistband, tied at back under bedgown. Hemmed both sides, selvage at lower edge.
measurements : width lower edge 44cm; length 28cm
fabric: warp:wool, repeat: 10 white, 4 black; 10 white, 20 black; weft: wool, repeat: 10 white, 4 black, 10 w, 18 b

D23.3 apron

D23.3 apron
construction : A blue and white checked apron, gathered at waist into cotton tape waistband which extends to form ties. Hemmed on three sides.
measurements : CF 19cm. Width at lower edge: 21cm
fabric: warp and weft: cotton and linen, repeat:6 blue, 6 white

D24.2 apron

D24.2 apron, shift front
construction : A short-sleeved cotton ‘housecoat’ or shift, with attached apron at front in a different fabric. The shift has a bodice and skirt, back opening, all machine sewn. Apron is attached at shoulders and waist. This is made from two pieces, bib and skirt. All machine sewn.
measurements : Apron length: 19.5cm
fabric: pronted blue/orange/white/red stripe on white cotton.

D25.3 apron

D25.3 apron
construction : Apron formed from a rectangle of linsey-wolsey, gathered at top edge into narrow cotton waistband which also forms ties. Hemmed on three sides.
measurements : CF 17.5cm, hem 19.5cm
fabric: Apron main fabric blue/white check linsey-wolsey. Warp: linen repeat of 12 dark blue, 2 light blue in a bundle as 1, 1 dark blue, 2 light blue in a bundle as 1; weft: weft repeat: 16 dark blue, 4 white in a bundle as 1.

D26.3 apron

D26.3 apron
construction : A rectangle of linsey-wolsey gathered at top edge into waistband & ties, selvage down one side, hemmed lower edge & left side. A row of running stitch 2.5cm from top edge also serves to gather the material.
measurements : CF 22.5cm. Lower edge 26.5cm
fabric: Warp: stripe linsey-wolsey in blue/white. warp: blue linen; weft: wool, repeat:4 light blue, 10 white, 4 light blue, 10 dark blue, 1 white, 1 light blue, 1 white, 10 dark blue.

D27.2 apron

D27.2 apron
construction : Apron formed from rectangle of flannel, pleated at top edge into waistband tape, which also forms ties. Hemmed on three sides.
measurements : CF 15.5cm; hem width 16cm
fabric: Blue/ecru (light grey/brown) wool flannel, horizontal stripe

D31.2 apron

D31.2 apron
construction : Narrow apron gathered at the waist with stitching but no waistband. Pinned to the body at both sides. The hem and sides are turned and tacked but unfinished.
measurements : length 12cm x width 9.5cm
fabric: warp and weft, blue cotton (very faded, the original colour is only visible on the reverse)

D32.2 apron

D32.3 apron
construction : Apron made in one rectangular shaped piece gathered into a waistband made from the same fabric. There are separate ties attached to the waistband where it is fastened at the back in a loose bow. The edges of the apron are turned and finished. The hem is turned back even though it is a selvedge.
measurements : Length 15cm x width 21.7cm
Fabric: Balanced plain weave mixed fibre. Warp and weft: navy wool and white cotton.

D33.2 apron

D33.2 apron
construction : Apron made from one piece of fabric with horizontal tuck 4.5cm up from hem secured with 2 rows of running stitches. The edges are turned and finished. The upper edge is gathered into a waistband of red wool tape which extends into ties which are secured in double-knot at CB.
measurements : length 11.3cm x width 12.5cm
fabric: warp and weft wool (navy) and cotton (white)

D34 apron

D34.1 apron reverse
construction : Apron made in one piece with turned but un-finished edges, the stitches are machine sewn. The top of the apron is gathered into a waistband made from a strip of fabric with frayed edges which is tied in the back using a double-knot, one end is long, the other short.
measurements : length 18.3cm x width 16.5cm
fabric: warp: cotton : Repeat – 6 white and, 4 blue; weft: cotton, repeat – 8 white, 4 blue.

D35.1 apron

D35.1 apron
construction : Short, printed apron made in one piece gathered into a waistband which extends to tie at the back in a double knot, the waistband is folded in on both sides but not sewn, there is a pin through the centre of the waistband and the top of the apron. The tie is made in two pieces with a seam under the left arm. The front of the apron is decorated with two rossettes made from ribbon and a band of lace along the hem.
measurements : length 11.3cm x 15cm
fabric: warp: cotton, undyed before printing; weft: wool, undyed before printing

D36.2 apron

D36.2 apron
construction : Apron made in one piece from checked fabric. The top of the apron is made into a channel through which a woven tape is threaded to gather the waist. The tape is tied in a double-bow at back. The edges are turned and finished.
measurements : length 10cm x width 25cm
Twill woven wool fabric with a checked pattern
fabric: warp: wool, repeat – 8 white, 8 brown; weft: wool, repeat – 6 white, 6 brown

D37 apron

D37.4 apron
construction : Apron made in one piece with turned machine sewn edges on the hem and left side and a selvedge on the right side which is not turned. The top edge of the apron is gathered and machine sewn into a waistband but the edges are left raw. There is evidence of previous stitching on the waistband, but it is unclear if this relates to the doll or not.
measurements : length 17cm x width 30.5cm
fabric: warp: cotton, all ends are doubled; repeat 10 white, 4 blue, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 4 blue; weft: cotton, repeat; 10 white, 4 blue, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 4 blue.

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