By Anne from AnnesVintagePatterns
I guess you really can teach an old dog a new trick. I have been sewing for over 45 years, and never once did I run across the word “plastron”. How I avoided it all these years I’ll never know.
Here are some definitions in case you are not familiar with plastrons either.
1. A metal breastplate worn under a coat of mail.
2. A quilted pad worn by fencers to protect the torso and side.
3. A trimming on the front of a bodice.
4. The front of a man's dress shirt.
5. The front panel of the tunic of a uniform, usually of a different color than the rest.
6. Zoology The ventral part of the shell of a turtle or tortoise.
I guess I always called a plastron on a pattern by other words…..bib, smock, apron…you get the picture. Here are some of my PatternPatter team members’ patterns with a plastron. Try saying THAT quickly 3 times in a row!
|Green Plastron from TheBeetlesNeedles|
|White Plastron from PatternShop|
|Oooh a Leopard Plastron from RosesPatternTreasury|
|Classy White Plastron GreyDogVintage|
|Sweet Tulip Plastron from allthepreciousthings|
|Plaid Plastron from Revvie1|