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.

Materials:

  • Knit fabric (2.5 yards)
  • Lining fabric for the apron front (1 yard)
  • Nylon cord for neck ties
  • 7″ Zipper

Process:

  1. Create pattern pieces for the apron front and waist ties
  2. Create pattern pieces for the back half of an A-line skirt
  3. Create neck ties with layered nylon cord and knit fabric casing
  4. Cut both knit and lining fabrics for the apron front and make the waist ties
  5. Cut and sew the back half of A-line skirt
  6. Sew the back half skirt to the lining piece
  7. Sew the lining piece, waist ties, and neck ties to the knit piece

In-Progress: Two-Way Apron Dress - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Result:
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.

Two-Way Apron Dress - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Two-Way Apron Dress | DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com
Two-Way Apron Dress | DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Two-Way Apron Dress | DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Two-Way Apron Dress - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com
Two-Way Apron Dress | DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Two-Way Apron Dress | DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com