This past weekend I bought A Is For Aprons, written by Nathalie Mornu and was instantly inspired to make a new tutorial on some bib aprons I used to make from the leg portion of old jeans. I realized that I could utilize the top portion of the jeans to make 2 waist aprons--what a great idea! Right???
So I began--a simple bib apron from the jean's leg. I took LOTS of pictures along the way. I added a pocket, that I had saved from another jean project, to the front with embellishments of small ball fringe and buttons. I think it turned out cute.
On to a half apron...Once again, I took pictures of every step along the way. I cut the crotch area and folded it over, sewing it down, to reduce any bulk or bulge in the center front. I cut out the sashes, and developed what I thought was a unique waistband treatment. I added tulle and other trim I had on hand to give it some extra frills.
Then the fun began--I needed to edit my pictures from both projects! Following my "normal" routine, I was downsizing them when I accidentally DELETED ALL but 2 of the 72 photos!!!! I was SICK--I needed a chocolate sundae to sooth me (well, I did resist that urge). My wonderful husband tried to help me "find" them, but sadly they were gone. We were able to download a software program that could restore all of the pictures on the SD card, and yes they were there! BUT to recover them fully I would have had to buy their program ($40!). Needless to say, I just took some more pictures of the finished products to share with all of you. I still have plans of making the tutorial while using the remaining parts of the jeans. Here's the pictures of my "trial run":
Step 1: Cut up an old pair of "mom" jeans
Step 2: Make a bib apron from a leg of the jean
Step 3: Make a half/waist apron from the front (or back) of the top of the jeans
I hope to get a "REAL" tutorial together for all of you soon, until then--ENJOY!