Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Dressy Apron

Grown out of your favorite flowered dress? or just grown out of dresses altogether? The flouncy dresses loved by little kids make cool aprons for bigger kids, and require very little sewing.

1. Lay dress flat on table or floor.
2. Cut out the face of the apron, following the side seams up the top of the dress, across the top, and down. The front of the dress will form one piece.
3. Add ties. You can use pieces cut from the back of the dress or grossgrain ribbon. Sew ties on each side at the waist, and at the top right and top left.
4. For a finished look, you can hem the sides. (But remember -- aprons are for messy work, in the kitchen, studio or garden.)

Variations: cut dress at the waist for a half-apron.
If you don't want top ties and there's a button (not a zipper!) at the back, keep the collar (round neck opening) intact and use the button to open and close your apron.


Blogger everything pink! said...

i just found your blog and think it is great!
i have one day a week where i do a craft day with my kids.
i look forward to getting some ideas off of your blog.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Lupton said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! Let us know how the projects work for you!

6:16 PM  

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