Monday, January 31, 2011

"Cinderella" Apron Challenge

I am so excited!!! Jenny of Elefantz had a challenge. It was to repurpose a skirt and make it into an apron. I wanted to take this challenge very much, but with other things going on and other projects that I had been doing, I thought I wouldn't be able to complete it. Well....I took some time this morning and made the apron:o) Without any more ado, here are the before and after pictures:
I didn't have a skirt that I could use for this project. I don't have very many of them and the ones I do have I really like a lot. They have elastic waistbands that change with my growing or shrinking waist depending on the season and how much I feel like exercizing. Anyway, this is a flower girl dress that my oldest wore many years ago when she was in a wedding of my husband's cousin.
I loved this dress on her!! I loved the fabric - 100% cotton - and it was so comfortable for her to wear. I love the flowers and the design and could not bear to part with it.
I am so glad to have been able to repurpose this into something useful that we will see almost everyday! Although it was hard to cut it apart at first - I was very nervous that I would ruin it.
But, all turned out well. I used just a plain blue cotton for the waistband.
And here I am wearing it. Sorry for the glare in the picture - I took it in the mirror in one of the kid's rooms, but it does fit!! And I couldn't be more thrilled!!! I wonder how long it will take for one of the kids to steal this from me to use for themselves.......?