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Topic: Big button down shirt & scrap fabric --> apron *PICTURES FIXED*  (Read 2477 times)
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« on: March 04, 2008 06:17:17 PM »

I've had this long sleeve button down shirt that I loved so much but never fit me right. I was going to reconstruct it as a tank top until I got the idea into my head that I needed an apron ASAP! I do a lot of baking and cook every day, so I really did need an apron. Well after coming home and laying the shirt out I realized that the shirt, from the armholes down, would make a cute apron skirt. So this is what I did:

Started out with this shirt. Size 24 and I wear about a size 18 shirt. It was too big in all the wrong places and looked very boxy on me.

I cut from armhole to armhole, straight across. Ignore the little piece of measuring tape sticking out of the top ^_^

Then I cut a square of scrap fabric that I got at Walmart's bin of extras into a 14" by 12" rectangle to use as the top. I took the cuffs off of the sleeves and sewed those together to make the strap around the neck. That's why it looks like it has little buttons at the top of the straps, they were the cuff buttons.

I didn't lay it out completely flat for this picture because the cats were getting curious (as you can see by my cat's head at the top of the picture Wink) It is pretty even for being done without a pattern (for me anyway, I am no pro and haven't sewn in years until now). And here is me wearing the finished product:

The top looks a little wonky here but in reality it isn't. It just has a little leeway so it makes sort of a gap in the middle while I'm wearing it. I didn't want it to be super tight or anything. It does have a waistband that can be seen better in the picture where it's lying on the floor. The waistband and straps were just the leftover leopard scraps that I had.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 06:32:55 PM »

The pictures don't work for me.....I'd love to see them.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2008 06:33:43 PM by serendipitycrafter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 04:47:55 AM »

I've fixed the pictures.. sorry about that! I had them uploaded on Livejournal's hosting service but I guess it doesn't cooperate too well with Craftster.  Huh

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 06:14:55 AM »

This is a great idea! I have so many friends who want me to make them aprons. I think I will make them recon aprons of their favoite band t-shirts! YES! Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 10:06:27 AM »

Oh! I like! Really cute!

« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 08:44:18 PM »

Aaah cute apron!

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