I think it was the seventh decade of the twentieth century when a pattern for a "moebius" apron was circulating on pieces of newspaper. It isn't a moebius at all, since it has two sides -- and it's joined in two places -- but it does have only one edge, which is slightly startling in a garment which appears to have a neckline, two armholes, and a hemline.
The adult version had two seams -- one at each shoulder -- and the single edge was bound with bias tape. My sister told me that this version made a very good maternity apron.
The toddler version buttoned on each shoulder, presumably to make it easier to get onto a squirming infant. We all agreed that this apron was frightfully cute, and made a good summer top.
I scaled the toddler pattern down to fit my baby doll, and still have the pattern and the outfit made from it -- pictures below.
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