This two-way apron dress is made with a diagonal striped knit fabric and striped lining that also doubles as accent. It’s versatile and easy to wear in all seasons.
Apron design has been fascinating for me, but I want to make something a little different. This DIY apron dress is actually done in 2016, and it’s already worn several times in multiple seasons. It is is an apron on the front, and a back half of an A-line skirt on the back.
- Knit fabric (2.5 yards)
- Lining fabric for the apron front (1 yard)
- Nylon cord for neck ties
- 7″ Zipper
- Create pattern pieces for the apron front and waist ties
- Create pattern pieces for the back half of an A-line skirt
- Create neck ties with layered nylon cord and knit fabric casing
- Cut both knit and lining fabrics for the apron front and make the waist ties
- Cut and sew the back half of A-line skirt
- Sew the back half skirt to the lining piece
- Sew the lining piece, waist ties, and neck ties to the knit piece
The apron dress looks elegant when worn by itself, and more casual when worn with a T-shirt underneath. When the waist ties are tied at the front without first crossing the back, the lining fabric serves as an accent. This can be done with or without a layering top underneath. When worn this way, the apron dress looks very modern and edgy.