Free Apron Patterns - Remake A Mini Skirt

How many of your daughters clothes have you stuffed in the back of the closet because you just didn't have the heart to part with them.?

Then one day you got in there and you knew they had to go, they were hogging up much needed storage space.

Well I'm here to tell you that maybe, just maybe you can take that cute thing and repurpose it and enjoy it for years to come.

free apron patterns - remake of old dress

Free Apron Patterns | Remake an Old Mini Skirt

This idea popped into my head when I saw this darling little skirt. There's no way I could get away with wearing this little number except as an apron.

You will have to give this some thought because no two skirts are alike. I'll give you some ideas to get you going, but you will need to turn up the creative heat and work your skirt into something uniquely useful.

The skirt I bought I could actually get into so for me it was a matter of adding a waistband, bib and straps.

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Of course your daughter has either grown up or out of her skirt.

If she's just taller then you will probably be able to duplicate what I've done which is simply adding a bib and some tie straps. Maybe a waistband.

If she's grown out, splitting the skirt up the back first and then hemming those raw edges should work.

Is your daughter planning a party with her friends?, what a great surprise it would be if you turned up with a few of her old skirts remade into these hip little aprons.

Great memories are made of stuff like this,as well as some wonderful picture taking opportunities.

These sweet remakes will become some of your favorite projects and aprons are something that you'll always be able to keep for your daughters and granddaughters.

The clothes she cherishes today will become the vintage of tomorrow.

Think of the fun these will be for granddaughters. They won't believe what their moms use to wear. What fun!

Free Apron Patterns - Skirt Remake Instructions

  1. I added a waistband - for this I measured halfway around the the waist and cut a piece of fabric 1 inch wider and 1 inch longer that the piece I needed.
  2. I turned the edges to the inside and pressed them so that the piece would cover the skirt waistband just right. You'll have to fuss with it a bit to get it to lay right on top and not to overhang here or there.
  3. When you get the waistband where you want it, set it aside if you're going to add a bib.
  4. For the bib:measure across the top of your chest, and measure again from your chest down to where you want the apron to go to.
  5. Again add an inch all the way around so you can turn the raw edges to the inside, as well as to place the edge of the bib inside the waistband to attach.
  6. Now turn the raw edges to the inside about 1/4, turn again and sew in place.
  7. Before you actually sew the bib on, pin the waistband section in place and attach it on the three sides, then slide the edge of the bib into the waistband to make that last row of stitching.

Are you ready to make the ties?

  1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric-2.5 inches x 20 inchesturn the short ends in 1/4 of an inch and press, turn the long sides to the inside 1/4 of an inch and press.
  2. Fold the ties in half wrong sides together and lengthwise.
  3. Sew all along the edges and one end.
  4. Place one of unsewn tie ends at the top of the bibcorner and attach by sewing across.

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