A few weeks ago we tweeted asking our followers what projects THEY wanted to see us do. We got some AMAZING ideas, and we liked this one so much that we decided it should be our very next project!
As we decided how we wanted to accomplish making the perfect thrifted apron, we knew we wanted the following criteria:
1. it needs to look adorable.
2. we want to waste as little of our purchases as possible.
3. we wanted them to look unique.
4. adorable, adorable, adorable.
So off to Thriftsmart we went. We bought two button down shirts and two skirts, and decided to incorporate some old ties that Ashley had at her house.
After retrieving our thrifted gear, we attempted to figure out a way to make more out of what we had purchased. We thought that perhaps if we cut the clothes in half (imagine like slicing bread ) and were left with a front and a back of each garment, we could make FOUR aprons out of our two shirts and two skirts!
Which is exactly what we did! We made four aprons (though only three were photographed), all with their own look! We used fabric from the skirt and sleeve cuffs from the shirts to create pockets and ties. We used neckties to create sashes and an androgynous element. One apron even has a string of pearls attached! We had so much fun, and our photographer Beth captured our finished product with great flair, all while we munched on these:
We also made some delicious brownies!! (spoiler: i’ve included my favorite brownie recipe as a “p.s.”!)
These aprons make adorable gift ideas, plus it’s just so much more fun to cook, bake, and clean if you look cute while doing it!
ashley & ellen
p.s.- as promised, here is the best brownie recipe EVER:
The Best Brownie Ever
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups raw sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 shots of brewed coffee
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips
Melt butter in saucepan on low heat and brew coffee. Remove from heat and add cocoa, sugar. Add vanilla, coffee, flour, baking powder, chocolate chips and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Place in greased tin or glass baking dish. Bake at 320˚ F for 20-30 minutes.