This is one of those items that I'll have to admit even I didn't see much potential in. But I got to hand it to the Gentleman - he has a pretty good eye for fun pieces. This little apron/smock was a last minute grab, you know the one you spot while your already in the check out line? The gentleman picked it up and said "what about this!?" Me: (eyebrows raised - unsure if my man's judgement has gone off a bit) "um...I guess I can make it into a dress?" I love the idea of an "apron dress" don't get me wrong, but these colors were SO BRIGHT and the print was SO WACKY I thought it would be too much.
Boy was I wrong! What a lovely little transformation from smock apron to bright vintage summer dress. Luckily I had the perfect little matching bandeau to wear underneath. This dress is so comfy and cool for hot days, and I get so many compliments on it! I especially love the pocket detail.
|Bandeau: American Apparel, Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm, Pearls: Vintage - from my grandmother|
Adjustments: Take in sides, add center back buttons, hem
Final Product: A summery open backed dress
Finishes: Serged seams where I took in the sides, turned hem
Time: I worked on this on and off - all together maybe 2 hours?
Do another like this? I love that this style keeps me cool on super hot days (you know how I hate lots of fabric around my armpits - this completely eliminates that problem!) If I found another smock with the same potential I would definitely go at it again!