Monday, May 12, 2008

I made something!


I found a full length skirt at a thrift store that I haven't been to in a really long time.  It was $1 and I had no idea what I would do to it but almost right away I visualized  an apron--it is a nice sturdy polyester and the embroidery is too so I know it will wash well.  I used the waistband for the neck strap and a scrap for the waist band which has a button.  The other half of the skirt will make another apron but I will use ribbon for the ties.  Almost no waste as the zipper was salvageable and in my stash for a future project.

The only bummer is no pockets but I used all of the material and I would have to do inset pockets so as not to cover the lovely embroidery and I am too lazy right now--I can always put them in later, right?

I will put the other apron up on Etsy next week.

6 comments:

Regina said...

Great idea! Love it!!

Happy Mother's Day! Hope it was Great!!

zoofan said...

What a lovely apron and you get another one too! I came by your site via Oodles and Oodles :-)

susan said...

oh!! its so pretty, and so clever of you!! i am liking orange more and more.

Knitsonya said...

That is a fantastic, cheery apron! I also can't stop looking at the cutwork of the dress or slip underneath.

Pasha said...

The dress underneath is made of tyvek--I used it underneath some art aprons for my senior thesis project.

fiona said...

what fantastic fabric, great idea!