Here's a pic of the apron for my partner. I was in a thrift store and saw this bright and colorful Hawaiian man's shirt. So tropical .. and I had to have it. I remembered seeing an apron done from a man's shirt, so I thought I'd give it a whirl! I bought the shirt, brought it home and transposed it to an apron! VOILA!
Then I got to thinking .. did I cheat? I did cut and sew and "re-vamp" it to make the apron .. hmmm .. so I didn't want to cheat anyone .. so my partner will get not one .. but TWO aprons. I made her another .. and will be part of her tuck-ins!
I just loved this apron so much. I'm going to be on the lookout now for more men's shirts with patterns to make aprons. They make great full size aprons. I didn't sew the button's closed as the original pattern called for. I left them so it can be slipped on as a shirt. The shirt was a large, so if I did choose to sew it closed it would still fit over my head. I made the sash long enough to wrap around front or tie in the back. I used the back section of the shirt to make the sash. I kept the arms to use as scrap material. The shirt was short sleeve so the sleeves were not long enough to make the sash (as the original pattern called for). Once the apron was complete, I thought it was feminine and you couldn't even tell it was once a man's shirt!
I do hope she likes it. I loved the material and how easy it was to make .. and so unique! I'll be making more of these and soon! Even my husband loved it!
Best part of all .. it's recycled!