And one of those items was a girls button down jumper, that was blue with white polka dots. It was a size 10, so it wouldn't fit my daughter, and was a bit old-fashioned looking. I recently lost some pics from my computer, but here is a pic of a similar style dress to give you the idea of what I was starting with.
When I saw it, I immediately thought that I could make an old-fashioned style apron. And that's what I set out to do. I started by cutting the top part of the dress from the skirted bottom, and cut the skirt down the back so it could lay out flat.
I cut about 4 inches from each side of the skirt and folded each piece right side together. Then I stitched along the one side and turned them right side out. These would be the apron ties.
I stitched along the center where the skirt buttons, just to keep it together.
And I hemmed each side for a clean finish.
Last, I hemmed the top part of the skirt with a 1 1/2 inch hem to act as the waist. I then took the ties I made earlier, inserted them into the open hem and stitched them in place.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and how easy it was to complete! My daughter thinks it's really cute and has already asked me to make her a pink one. We'll definitely look super cute together with our matching aprons.
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