Tie One On – Apron from Clothes

Last night while watching Project Runway seemed the perfect time to work on my apron for Amy’s excellent theme for Tie One On this month – apron from clothes. Tim’s closet is full of ill-fitting vintage shirts and one of them was begging to be sacrified to the cause. Here it is before. And here it is after. I played it all PR style and worked it all out on my dressform first. I cut off the sleeves and the back making it a halter style. And I made some bust darts. (hopefully my model will walk so fast you won’t be able to tell they’re uneven. oops) I cut off the bottom half of the button band and made it the waistband. My favorite bit is that the bottom button fits through the waistband. The back of the shirt became the skirt and I used fabric from the sleeves to make the ties. A thrifted napkin is sewn into the waistband for hand-wiping. That’s it’s selling feature. Hopefully it will keep me in the game til next month!

side and back

48 thoughts on “Tie One On – Apron from Clothes

  1. janet says:

    Oh, you’re so fast! I’ll be making mine at the last minute – as usual! I’m a huge fan of PR, too. But I don’t think I could work at the same time. Wouldn’t want to miss those great expressions Santino makes 🙂

  2. dawn says:

    wow. that is totally fantastic Hillary. you really are clever.
    i love the way they just start pinning to the dressform. it’s the construction part of the show that just amazes me.

  3. KiWi says:

    Okay, I know I’ve said this before but I would wear that as a dress. That’s amazing.
    And how addictive is project runway? I’m so caught up in it already. I want a dressform and and budget so I can play along.

  4. Bettsi says:

    Gee whiz, that’s amazing! If that’s the inspiration one gets from watching PR, I’m going to start tuning in! Really nice! And…it looks like some greetings are due here! Happy, happy birthday!

  5. Marie says:

    So clever! I must admit, I’m a bit stumped on this one myself. My husband doesn’t have any great clothes for me to cut up. I may just have to make a trip to the second hand shop.

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