Friday, August 24, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday - Berry Cute Apron


I didn't think I would have time to sew today, but it turned out that I did. My daughter's favorite overalls started to have some irreparable mechanical difficulties. So I cut off the bib, and sewed on a skirt and ties to make it into an apron for her. It didn't take too long, and turned out real cute. The fabric is of strawberries, blueberries, blossoms and butterflies. It came out of my stash. My husband says if I were to make an under dress in a coordinating color, it would work as a real nice pinafore.

We are going to make some bags out of the legs of the overalls and a little purse out of the back pockets. I love the idea of remaking old clothes. I have remade a couple large skirts from the second hand store into smaller ones that fit me. But I've never made one clothing item into so many interesting new things before. It is so neat when things don't go to waste.

11 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Donetta said...

Too cute I love that Idea!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Very cute outfit. When our children were little, which I miss dearly, our baby is getting married in 22 days. I used to get clothes from our Aunt and we would take them apart and make clothes for our children. Since Auntie never wore them might as well get some good use out of them. It is so much fun to do. I can't wait for grandchildren and start all over again. Recyle is the only way to go.

Mrs.T said...

This is adorable! Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

Mom2fur said...

That apron is adorable and so clever! What a great way to reuse an article of clothing!

Yolanda said...

This is a darling outfit ans such a cute girl.

Paula said...

This is amazing! I am gonna have to link to this post! I hope you will continue posting to Sew Crafty Friday with all the other projects you complete with the rest of the overalls!!!! WOW!!

Debbie said...

This is definitely THE CUTEST apron I've EVER seen. I just love it!!

I want one!!!!! :D

Ann said...

I'm with Debbie, I want one too!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Redhead pigtails and a biboverall dress - That's my kind of style!! Blessings... Polly

Daughter of the King said...

SEW...soooo cute
Deby

Sharon said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing. I, too, recycle clothes. From jeans I make little purses from the pockets (or note pad holders), I cut out squares for my raggy potholders, I sometimes use the legs and make holders for plastic bags, and I cut all the leftover pieces into squares for quilts or placemats or pillow tops. I buy large size clothing like denim jumpers at yard sales, thrift stores, etc...I can get lots of things out of them and at a very reasonable price.

Keep sewing...and keep sharing...

Sharon in SW IA