wanna-be sundress aprons

repurposing flowered cotton sundressesI have been itching to make something for my hope chest that looks like spring.  At the thrift store I found an apron pattern for 20 cents and thought it would be fun to make a new apron to wear around the house.  We are on a pretty tight budget, so I set the idea aside to wait for fabric to show up in an inexpensive way.  Life has been really busy so I haven’t had much time to hunt for bargain fabric.  (I have been working on the same small knitting project for two weeks now!)

As I was going through a box of clothing that was given to us I found these cotton sundresses.  They are much too big for our little lady, and I set them aside to send on.  And then, I wondered…. Could I make them into aprons?  Delightful, simple, almost finished right this moment aprons?  No hemming or gathering is an appealing thought!

Right now I don’t have time to get into the project, but I have added the dresses to my fabric stash.  I love the prints and the colors!

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  1. Star Weatherston says:

    I have 5 dark Teal mens shirts that the embroidery got rejected that I am “repurposing for strips in a farmer’s wife quilt! next time jay comes down this way, you can come to my house and we will see if i have some fabric to give you and we can do some sewing!!! and i will let you play on my embroidery machine to put some cute designs on your stuff.

    • Kiyoko Ball says:

      What a great idea for inexpensive fabric! I would love to see some of your projects. Let me know when you get started on your farmer wife quilt, it would be fun to do an article about how you make it and feature it here.

  2. JES says:

    What a great idea and you find so many at thrift stores to redo! Thank you for sharing this idea on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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