My fave thrift shops are full of vintage Kittelkleider (apron dresses) & although most of them are made of slippery, scratchy workwear polyester occasionally I stumble across a sweet soft cotton that begs to be taken home & refashioned…
Such was the case with that lurvly white (and surprisingly stain free) apron dress so I just had to transform it into a fab cropped jacket!
Here’s what I did:
I snagged a vintage cotton table cloth that coordinated well with the apron dress
chopped the apron to my desired jacket length (+ a bit extra for seam allowance)
sliced that table cloth in half
chopped each piece to my desired sleeve length (+ a bit for seam allowance)
stitched the pieces into tubes
gave my almost-a-jacket a nice clean hem
popped my sleeves into the armholes with right sides facing
and stitched ’em together making sure to zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength & to help prevent fraying
and my adorable new cropped jacket was complete!