Diy Repurposed-Upcycled, Shirt-Apron

diy upcycled apron repurposed shirt baby

If you’re a long time follower of my blog, you will know that I LOVE Aprons. Our girls Love making, wearing and designing Aprons. So it only seemed fitting to make our newest little girl, an Apron of her very own.

Instead of buying fabric, I thought I would Up-Cycle and Re-purpose an Maternity Shirt that I wore with her and some of our other babies. I know, SWEET!! Right?

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I started out with a dress that I knew would fit her for sometime and measured the Chest (across and down) As well as where I wanted the Skirt of the Apron to fall.

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I cut 2 pieces for the Bib (1 main piece of fabric and 1 for lining), I cut a long strip for the Skirt. I cut the snap part of the shirt, for the waistband.  4 strips for the neck straps and 4 for the waist straps.

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Is this just not the sweetest thing.

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I was going to make a flower for it but I ended up changing my mind. I LOVED the simplicity and sweetness of it and decided to keep it as is.

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I also LOVE the sentiment of it. I remember waking up in the mornings when I was pregnant and always putting this on.  I would wear it around the house because it was so cozy and comfy.

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Now it’s our Little Misses First Apron.

You’ve gotta Love it!!

I know I do :)

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Hope to see you there!

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  1. 1

    That is absolutely the most adorable thing I have ever seen, Angelina! I love it and I love that you made it from one of your maternity shirts.

  2. 3

    What a precious little apron, Angelina, and I love the use of your maternity shirt…how sweet!

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  3. 5

    This can NOT get any more PRECIOUS!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!

  4. 7

    Oh my goodness…baby girl is going to look so sweet!

  5. 9

    Angelina —

    That is so so adorable!! I love that you upcycled your shirt into such a lovely apron. And the colors are so so pretty!!


  6. 11

    Angelina – I love this! Your pictures are always gorgeous – and that apron is just precious!

  7. 13

    Oh, it is adorable! I wanted to see baby Eloise in it!!

    Auntie Carol

  8. 14

    I love it. It is so cute and what a clever idea

  9. 15
    Charlotte Ann says:

    Oh, my! How precious! You are AMAZING . . . always coming up with the most adorable projects! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us less than creative individuals! We appreciate you!

  10. 18

    This is a darling apron. We love your color combination . Thanks for sharing.

  11. 20

    Angelina, you know I think you are awesome! You are”sew” talented. I’m hopping over from Anita’s to leave you some hugs!

  12. 22

    I LOVE upcycling. I am a little bit bad about keeping stuff that I may be able to use later :) This is an amazing repurpose. We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  13. 23

    That is adorable, Angelina! I miss sewing clothes for my little (now big) girls.

  14. 25

    This is just too cute and look forward to making one for a future grandaughter as my only grandaughter (among 8 grandsons) does not wear anything frilly or girly…so I long to sew for a baby girl. Maybe soon as have two sons hoping to have children in the near future. Lovely patterns and tutorials you offer just bookmarked your blog. I was sent here from U-Create and so glad to have her share your blog, I love it!!!


  1. [...] Angelina from JoJo Eloise refashioned an old cardigan into an apron to layer over a little girl’s dress.  Check it out – she repurposes the snap placket into the waistband of the baby apron.  Go to her tutorial. [...]

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