A few months ago at my church we had a Mother/Daughter Brunch with an apron theme. I wanted to have aprons to give away as door prizes but they were so expensive to buy already made so I got a bright idea one day as I was rummaging through our local Goodwill store. There were so many adorable things over in the linens aisle....bed dust ruffles, pillow cases and shams, napkins, tables cloths, etc. I realized that I could make the aprons I wanted out of some of these linens that I found...very inexpensively too! Each of the items I found ranged from about $1.00 to $3.00! All I needed was my imagination and a little bit of time.
This apron started out as a pillow sham. The front was the printed side and the back was solid black. I basically just cut the bib part out and had plenty left for the gathered skirt and used the contrasting black for the ruffled trim, added the wide pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon and there you have it! This one was the first one that I made and actually gave this to our pastor's daughter for a wedding shower gift. She loved it.
This one was actually almost made for me. It started out as a little girl's bed ruffle...brand new, I might add. The contrasting prints were already a part of the ruffle so I did not have sew it! I sewed two lengths of the ruffle together for the skirt and constructed the bib from another piece, just turning it so the contrasting part was at the top, adding the extra pink fabric for the neck loop, pockets and waistband.
The sweet lady who won this apron as a door prize that day just loved it, in fact she had it on this past weekend as she worked in the kitchen at church during a fellowship meal. I made several more that I may share in another post but I thought these might be a good way to get in on Pink Saturday too! I am now linking this post to Cindy's Amaze Me Monday!
Have a blessed week!