Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Water Bottle Prom Dress/Froufrou Apron

No, I've not been playing MadLibs.

I have, however, been helping a friend with a sewing project! But first, the accidental discovery/brilliant idea of how to use a scrap of ruffles.

Behold, the lonely water bottle. So dejected. So forlorn. Feeling like no one will ever notice her, appreciate her, ask her to dance... 


Until...



Hooray! She will be prom queen for sure!


Er...

My friend had a vintage $1 dress she thought would make the perfect apron. Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures before we started hacking away. Imagine a floor-length sleeveless number in that lavender rose print with ruffles at the bottom. And imagine haphazard cuts and eyeballed seams, something like this...


A few stitches later, we finished!





Perfectly adorable and every bit as froufrou as she hoped! (And for the record, while I stitched the tricky parts, she cut out circles for yoyos. Thanks, D!)

The idea is pretty self-explanatory:  cut about an inch beyond the side seams, turn under all raw edges, etc. We chopped off the bottom and reapplied the ruffles at knee length. She liked the yoke, so we kept it intact. If you want more specific instructions, just ask!

1 comment:

Staci said...

Thanks for the big smile this morning! Aren't you just a clever girl?