Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A new repurposed apron....

This apron is for someone who is NOT all about rick rack. Not one trace of rick rack on it. It is a tailored half apron with a pleated ruffle. I topstitched all of the seams so it would have the touch of a tailored shirt. I darted the top of the apron skirt and did a very unique tie. Thinner women can wrap the apron, abundantly blessed women can just fasten it in the back! I am really pleased with this design!!


Wanted to see if I could make an apron that would fit a plus size and/or a small size out of a mens small shirt. Well, I did it.. This one will fit a skinny minny up to an abundantly blessed farmgirl like myself. I am really becoming obsessed with this repurposing!! I did also figure out how to get a full apron, but chose to do a half apron with a ruffle instead. This is another short sleeved shirt. I had to get out my seam ripper to conserve fabric and get every usable inch of fabric from this shirt. Thought I would show you the left over pile after I was done. The piping package is there as a size reference point.

The total cost?
Well not including thread...which I already had, it cost me a grand total of: 54 cents!!

Not bad! It is a 100% cotton Sonoma shirt. Well, is that JCPenney or Target? Can't remember! LOL

Well, NO sewing tomorrow. My house is a disaster and I MUST cook for my family tomorrow and paint my kitchen. I did get lots and lots of sewing done today!! Looking forward to sewing Kim's handfasting dress next week!!!

Thanks for blogging with me tonight.
G

7 comments:

sunshine said...

lovely as always take care sunshine

~~Mikki Jo said...

I just love the idea of using a mans shirt, so thrifty and cute too! Great idea! Love the apron, nice colors.

Kay said...

Love this apron -- Georgann you are so talented. Now if I could only win this in the drawing!

Hugs,
Kay

Nancy Jo said...

My goodess! You can turn just about anything into an apron. I can wear them, thats my talent.
What color are you painting your kitchen?
NANCY JO

mima said...

I gotta tell you GeorgeAnn, you never cease to amaze me! By the way hope you get your dream farm! Sooo adorable and what a price!

GardenGoose said...

very nice. you got my daughter hooked on trying this. she just finished a repurposed apron the other day.
you go girl!
hugs to you and a Happy Mother's Day too.

Tori's Mimi said...

This is great Georgeann. Such a talent and thrifty to boot!
take care,
Denise

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