Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jumper to Apron

A few weeks ago, I went shopping at a local consignment store that was having an end of summer sale.  You could stuff your bag with as many sale items as you could for just $8.  I managed to find some things for my kids, but also came across a few items that I knew I could do something with.

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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  1. Super cute apron!!! Very 50's chic! Great job!

  2. That is sooooooo cute! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)