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Topic: Man's Shirt Turned Apron  (Read 3434 times)
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« on: August 20, 2011 01:06:05 AM »

I got a few old men's shirt from my boyfriend's brother that they were going to toss out.  The original plan was to make a basic apron like this http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-an-apron-using-an-old-shirt/, but I really liked this fabric and I wanted to maximize all the parts of this shirt.  One idea lead to another and with no patterns or instructions to guide me, I somehow came up with this. Hope you enjoy.

original collar
Button is fully functional, making it easier to take on and off. I also embellished it with a baby blue piping just to give it a little more of a "pop".

pocket detail
GAP has this cool little detail where they make the last buttonhole in a contrasting purple.

funky purple satin lining
I wanted a cotton but this was all I had laying around.

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Kept the original shirt hem.  I like how it was kinda scallop looking.  The buttons on the bodice is still operable, so you can store things in there if you wanted.

action shot
Thanks Laura for modeling it for me.

shirt before
Sorry didn't have a chance to iron it. 
I apologize for the poor camera phone photos.  The first photo shows the true colors of the shirt.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011 03:24:22 AM »

Nice idea ; ) I'm impressed !

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011 03:24:53 AM »

It is cute - great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011 09:04:40 AM »

Nice!  I like how you made the collar into the neck-strap and used the original buttons.  And the purple satin is a great feminine complement to the men's dress shirt vibe.  Good job on the cool apron!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011 10:28:28 AM »

That is cool. I love the use of the collar. And it makes me want to make a halter top using the same idea.
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011 01:56:58 PM »

Super cute.  I love how you left the collar!

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