This shirt was BIG! It was only $1.50 and looked brand new.
Chop-chop-chop! I cut a nice line from the sides of the collar towards the underarms.
This is what was left on the back. I cut it in half and used it as sides and back for the apron.
All finished, and it dawned on me that bistro waiters' aprons and chef server aprons are
usually the only ones with backs. Hmm?
I put the sleeves together, sewed one side and trimmed into a neat rectangle for a pocket.
(Wow! The light changed for this photo. Someone turned on an overhead light!)
I sewed binding tape on the raw edges and gave it ties that were long enough to
go all of the way around and tie in the front.
I kept this small because it is a bit blurry, but I wanted you to see how big the utility
pocket is. I later sewed it so that it was divided into four pockets.
I ripped out enough of the stitches holding the existing pocket in place to put this edging on the pocket.
I ironed a heat bond - iron on fabric -to this cute horse picture and trimmed it.
I applied it to the pocket and top stitched it to stay in place and withstand multiple washings.
Like anything new, the next one was easier. Actually- I finished the next one and I will show it to you soon. They are so easy to make and they really come out nice. I found myself in a thrift shop, while waiting for a daughter's music lesson to end, and I made a bee-line to the mens' shirts. I didn't leave with anything, because it was one of those thrift stores that prices too high. I'll need to go back to my favorite secret shop. What are you working on lately?