Okay, so here's what ya'll been waiting for...my instructions for converting a skirt into an apron!
This is my first tutorial, so please bear with me if some instructions are totally obvious.
Step 1: find an old skirt, knee length or a couple of inches shorter, to start with. Mine was a cute retro-inspired one from Red Dress Shoppe that's a bit too pink and floral for my tastes now.
Step 2: Take your skirt and lay frontside down, and cut out the back of the skirt. I left about 4 inches on each side (sorry no picture of this!). Set this piece aside, as it'll be used later!
Step 3: Take about 1/2" on the left and right edge, pin, and iron down.
Step 4: With a sewing machine, sew the hems on each side of the skirt, then remove the pins. I just used a basic running (?) stitch with white thread.
what it looks like from the front (sorry my stitches suck)
What's sad is that as simple as this project was, it still took me several days to finish since I'd only work on it an hour or so every few days. And as you saw, my sewing skills are pretty depressing. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon and start creating Etsy-quality items soon!