Monday, August 31, 2015

An Apron

One summer, like several years ago, I found this cute sunflower dress for my daughter.  She was about 6 at the time.  SO lets do the math, she's 12 now - 6 years ago.  Anyway, I figured she could wear it and then when she was too big for it, I would change it into an apron. 

Its been in my stuff to sew box for that long. 

Until now.  I have been going through stuff because I moved my sewing area to the basement and combined the two rooms.  As you can imagine it has been a bit of an adjustment.  I am going through stuff and purging as I go.

I just got rid of a ton of polyester fabric that I will never use.  So happy it will be put to good use by various charities.  Yeah! 
I had already cut it at this point.  But I wanted you to see generally what the dress looked like before.
I left the finished edges and cut right above the waist.  Then I made a band with batting in it.  I sewed one side to the front and one side to the back.  This encased those edges in.
It doesnt look even here but it is. you can see that when it is on my daughter above/

I then cut away from the back of the dress to make the straps that I added to the waist band so it could be tied.


Sandy H said...

Very cute! Model and apron, both!

Lori said...

Thank you Sandy!