Dressed to Cook

Yesterday was a beautiful day and I didn't feel much like sitting behind my desk working. I needed to get out of the house and find something creative to do. I ended up stopping at a Goodwill thrift store. I found some fun dishes to use in photography and also found this cute linen sundress that gave me an idea for a post. 

Last year I did a project for the February/March 2013 issue of Sew-it...today magazine, where I took one of my daughters old sundresses and made it over into an apron. It turned out super cute but my daughter got the apron when I was done with the project and Mama needs a new apron!

The thrift shop had a big selection of sundresses but this linen one caught my eye and really had the perfect Shabby Chic country apron look. The material would be great for wiping wet hands on and taking the abuse I give to my aprons. 

Making an apron from a sundress is easy. Just a little deconstruction, a little trimming, sewing, and presto, you have an apron! I have a tutorial for this on my projects page called Dressed to Cook. Have some fun and turn an unwanted garment into something useful.

Here's how my new apron turned out!