Thursday, May 14, 2009
Altered Overall Art Apron
I'm just getting a head start for Fiber Arts Friday, since I'll be off-line most of the day. My big artsy accomplishment this week (and this isn't saying much) was finally sewing together this work apron recycled from a pair of overalls.
I saw this project by Laura Ryan in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and thought "Hey, I could do that! I've got a pair of overalls I don't wear anymore" (Think mid-1980s fashion - yes, they're that old :o)
It looks complicated but really, you just cut the front from the back along the side seams, trim off the legs and sew the back face up on top of the front to create a whole lot of pockets! I actually had chopped my old overalls last year, and then they sat forlorn waiting to be sewn together. I did have to add some strips of fabric on the sides to even out the difference in width between the back and front (I didn't cut my seams very evenly). I made the apron ties with strips cut from the legs.
The hard part now is deciding how to decorate it.... And what's going in all those pockets? (Because if I fill them all with tools, I probably won't be able to stand up straight!)