My great aunt gave me the pattern for this apron years ago. Not until recently did I discover this ad on the internet. Designer Luis Estevez and the Quaker Oat Company teamed up to put out this promotional in 1967. It came free in your box of Quaker Oats cereal.
I love the poka-dots, would love to make one with fabric like it!
My version, not the best of pictures and not the best of fabric choices. What one doesn't see clearly in the advertisement above, is the waist ruffle is actually shaped on the ends to merge into the waistband, which I think is a charming feature. And it also adds more coverage to the waist area.
An interesting piece of history, don't you think?