Making Stuff: Baby Dresses {apron refashion}

by This is Carrie on September 10, 2012

A while back, a twitter friend asked if I’d like some vintage aprons she’d collected. Um, yes please.

Gotta love twitter.

When the big pile of aprons arrived in the mail, I knew a couple of the gathered rectangle aprons (already with cute hem details) would make perfect newborn baby dresses.  I love super-long dresses on tiny babies.

A little lace trim and some vintage buttons were the finishing touch.

Basic Steps

find a rectangular shaped apron and lap shoulder baby shirt.

-cut off waistband and ties from apron

-sew apron together at the center back to create the skirt and gather top to fit lap shoulder t-shirt

-sew skirt onto lap shoulder t-shirt

-sew apron ties onto side seams

-embellish with lace and/or buttons.



Jessie September 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

Thanks for making Amelia this dress, it was so cute on her.

carey September 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

So sweet. I wish I had your follow-through. I like to collect things that I think will look great transformed into something else… and that’s about as far as I get. I love this idea though!

KP September 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

OH jeez, here we go again… my comment was too short! UGH~ I just wanted to say I LOVE them!!! I love everything you make! Laney has worn her Streisand gown more often than not! You always amaze me with what you come up with. Can you whip up a blessing dress by the 7th of October? I will pay good money :)

I am too tired to make this post obnoxiously long like last time!

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