I really wish I would have taken before pictures but I didn’t. Both dresses were size 4 or 5 toddler. One buttoned up the front and one button up the back. I simply cut high on the waist, both dresses just happened to empire style dresses, so they had the high waist, giving them a longer apron. Then I just simply did what I did in this tutorial for the baby dress turned toddler apron here.
All I added was the red tie on the top for the waist and the bottom red ruffle. The toddler dress already had the layer of gingham and some ric rac. I think that is what I love most about this apron. It has a few different layers and little embroidered flowers on the gingham. I used white thread when top stitching on the red fabric and just love how it looks. This one is going to my sister in law that has a sage green and red kitchen. I even have enough scraps left over from the dress to make my niece a little matching apron.
Here is the other dress, turned momma apron… this momma’s apron, maybe? I’m having a hard time wanting to part with this one. I just LOVE it. I don’t know what it is about this one, I just wanna keep it for ME! On this apron all I did was make the tie on the top using 1 fat quarter. I didn’t add anything else, I just thought it was simply perfect as it was.
So there you go another quick and easy gift. Or a great way to use up your little ones outgrown dresses.
Do you have a ton of newborn baby dresses like me and don’t know what to do with them? Why not do what I did, and turn them into a toddler apron.
So this is what I started with, a 0-6 month dress from Zutano.
I love these little drawstring bags I have been making for my etsy shop. Doesn’t this make the cutest little thank you gift?
I wasn’t going to share this with you, but it cracks me up! This is why I love photo shop. Before I cropped the picture above this is what it looked like. Note… the kids running in front of the camera, the stickers still our new windows, the floor that was just primed waiting to be painted, and my favorite one yet… I’m wearing a Curious George band aid on my thumb! Yup, this is my life!
I found these cute round Dad tags from paper glitter.
She has a great blog, go check it out.
Happy Father’s Day!
With only 7 weeks left until our third baby is due, I have been having a hard time finding comfy shirts to fit over my belly. I have purchased way too many from Old Navy lately and had to return them because they were too short. They fit great on the arms and chest but once washed a few times they become belly shirts So I decided to try and make a few shirts of my own. I went to the thrift store and bought a men’s XL turtle neck shirt. I made it with 3/4 sleeves and flared it out on the sides. I’m still debating if I want to keep it a turtle neck shirt or not. I love the way it turned out. It is so comfy and its keeping that big belly of my covered!!