Yes, you read that right, only 50 cents!
We've been invited to several birthday parties this weekend and one of them is a little girl. Gosh, with all these birthday's we'll be broke. I knew I needed to make something really cool but with things I already had. But what?
I'd seen that a friend of mine that made an apron out of her dad's dress shirt (http://brokawtidbits.blogspot.com/2011/02/six-day-weekend.html) who'd gotten the idea from http://inmyapronpocket.blogspot.com/2009/10/apron-from-mans-shirt-tutorial.html so I thought why not make a little girl's apron out of a woman's dress shirt?!
I went to our local thrift store and bought a woman's cotton dress shirt for $0.50. I already had the contrasting thread and 4' of 2" fabric remnants for the rosette. Oh, and it only took me 1 1/2 hours to cut out, take pictures and make!
Pick out a shirt
Fold it in half
Cut it out
Turn it over & cut a straight line up the back
Then cut around the shoulders to make a halter
Fold it in half
Cut the back out
Cut where you need for the waist
Take the sleeves
Cut them to make pockets
Turn inside out and sew bottom
This forms pockets
Lay the pocket where you want on the front part of the soon to be apron
Pin into place
Sew outside line of pocket to the apron
Take ribbon or other that will be the waist tie, make a hem with the ribbon and iron then pin in place
Sew a double stitch on hem
Then hem all the way around to finish the apron.
I watched this video on how to make fabric rosettes:
Take 4' of 2" remnant fabric, sew sections if needed.
Continue wrapping and twisting every inch or so. Sew a quick stitch every once in a while to keep everything in place.
Cut ends where needed.
Sew large stitches to keep in place.
When you're finished with the rosette, hand sew it onto the apron in the place you want it to be.