To make an upcycled dress apron, first lay the dress flat on the table.
For a half-apron, cut dress at the wait, all the way around.
For a full apron, cut off the sleeves and cut off the back. If the dress already has a sash, leave it intact.
For a finished look, pin sides and then hem under using a hand-sewing needle or sewing machine.
Sew on ties as needed. A half-apron needs a tie at top right and top left.
A full apron needs ties at the top and at the sides.
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