I was on the hunt for fabric for Fletch's Easter pants when I came across some $2 fabric that was too cute not to buy. I grabbed a yard and brought it home wondering what I would do with it. I have been wanting a cuter apron for cooking with, but just hadn't committed to a fabric or design. I realized that the one I was using was designed just fine, so I just copied that same apron.
I had an olive green serving apron from my days of working in a restaurant hanging up in the kitchen. It had two big pockets and super long ties. When I held up the new fabric to the olive colored one, I knew I'd found a good match. I decided to repurpose that old ugly apron with my new pretty fabric. I took to the old apron with my seam ripper and took off the pockets, undid the hems and removed the ties. I then ironed it all out to get as much surface area as possible.
I laid my old kitchen apron on top of the olive apron fabric and traced, allowing enough for the seam allowances. Once I had the main part cut out from the olive fabric, I cut out an identical piece from the cute fabric. I sewed them together and top stitched and viola...an apron. I used scraps to make the neck strap. For the ties, I opened up the thin ties from the apron with my seam ripper and ironed them flat, which made them the perfect width for my new apron. The last finishing touch was re-using one of the pockets and adding some trim to the top and some cut-out designs I appliqued onto the pocket. Pretty cute right? I love it!