Friday, May 3, 2013

Cute Prairie Style Apron Upcycle

Here is a fun one. I found an adorable dress (several sizes too small of course) at the Salvation Army recently. It was a sweet floral with blue binding details and was fully lined in cotton, giving it a wonderfully full skirt. So, what did I do? I cut it up, of course! Unfortunately I cut at the wrong side. Ooh, I was so mad at myself! The skirt had the cutest slit pockets EVER! It would have made the most adorable apron detail and I ruined it. Ugh! So I picked myself up after my screaming, floor pounding tantrum and sewed the pockets closed and moved on.

 Here is an earlier tutorial I posted on how to make these skirts. I made this skirt exactly the same way. This is what I love about upcycling (besides that 3/4 of the work is already done!), that you can do the same thing over and over and end up with a very different result every time.

Although the dress was very current and more "urban", I love the primitive, prairie, sort of "Little House" pioneer woman glamour this apron has.

Primitive, prairie style apron upcycle

Primitive, prairie style apron upcycle


Isn't this The. Best. floral fabric ever? I made two sets of fabric earrings and am also making hoop art with it.
I still have a bit of fabric left over. Maybe a coordinating necklace?

Primitive, prairie style apron upcycle


Aaaand, here are those pockets. Isn't that just awful? Grrr.
Primitive, prairie style apron upcycle

I love the romantic flowiness of this apron and I even kind of like the silly story those blue slits tell. Kind of.

2 comments:

  1. Love love love! i just wish me sewing skills were up to par.

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  2. Thanks! Thankfully with these, your sewing skills don't need to be all that great. Shhh, don't tell anyone ;-)

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