I’ve been wanting a sturdy crafting apron with pockets that can hold scissors without being punctured and made from a fabric I won’t mind wiping paint and glue hands on. Denim is so perfect for that and I just so happened to have a pair of jeans the man bought and decided didn’t fit him quite right. Ordinarily I would donate such a useful item but all the second hand shops are closed so I’m having to find creative ways to use up out-grown clothes, etc.
I drafted the pattern as I went along, added some shaping darts to the bib because I find the flat fronted sort of apron a bit awkward and gaping, and stitched the front divided pocket out of 2 layers for extra strength.
Folding the hem edges over twice was out of the question but I had just enough of that deep red bias to go round and I like the contrast. I had a screw-on button for overalls that I added to the back of the waistband so it’s adjustable in case I’m chilly and want to wear a sweater under the apron.
I carefully removed the waistband from the pants first so that it could be reused as shown, including the belt loops which I think will come in handy for hanging snips etc.
There’s one panel of denim left, I want more pockets and am considering options. What do you think, a large one about halfway down the skirt or 2 smaller pockets on each side?
ETA I decided on the pocket, a large divided panel across the front. Slightly pleated at the bottom edge to hold lots and situated so I can get into them even when seated.
I added the button fly because it’s cute and it might come in handy for something.