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VintageModern Design Challenge - my inspiration

Added Mar 4, 2012

by SkirtWorkCrafts

Seattle , United...






My inspiration came from the September “comfortable apron” pattern. I like the slouched, flapper-esque look of the pattern. I used 3 thriftstore t-shirts to create the modern-style apron. I liked the design on the turquoise t-shirt and like the ‘panel’ look of the comfortable apron style.

Material Notes

I used, resucued t-shirts, my PFAFF, and some string!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Rock, Vintage

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    Feb 10, 2013, 04.12 PMby Cyndi Sewingsista

    Love it gurl friend! Very green friendly

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    Apr 19, 2012, 10.54 AMby nettiejdear

    Love this idea!! Wish there was picture of back – where exactly is the pattern from and how can I get a copy of it? I have some tee shirts I would like to try this with. Did you use double thickness of tees? Looks like it in some places. Thanks for your input.

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      Apr 21, 2012, 12.13 AMby SkirtWorkCrafts

      Hi, I didn’t exactly use a pattern, the contest inspired from a pattern in a book. I am working on posting a tutorial for a basic, full apron. I did use double thickness on the entire apron, I think it just makes them sturdier. My first t-shirt aprons I used aprons I already had and just laid it on the floor and cut the tshirt pieces to match the apron and sewed it all together… an easier method for apron strings is cutting long strips and braiding them and simply attaching them.
      I will let you know when I get the tutorial up. Thanks!
      and your right I need to take pictures of the backs…

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    Mar 5, 2012, 12.22 AMby Itsbeensewlong

    Very creative up styling….I would never have thought to use T Shirts……but the patterned one looks so effective….. Looks great and comfy! Lou

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      Mar 6, 2012, 08.17 PMby SkirtWorkCrafts

      Thanks!!! I have been going crazy coming up with ways to use old tshirts. THe fabric is cheap and fun to sew.

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