Recycling a Pioneer Woman T-shirt

sandy in pw apron 2

Isn’t this apron the cleverest and cutest idea you have ever seen in your entire life??

I know many of you follow Ree Drummond on Pioneer Woman so I  wanted to show you the apron Sandy designed and tailored with her own hands. I’m so impressed.  She will probably wear it longer than I can wear my t-shirt–especially with the outrageous amount of cooking and eating going on around here since I started this little blog.

PW apron

Sandy is my friend and the mother of my daughter-in-law, Amanda. She went to Pioneer Woman’s cookbook-signing last year when Ree came to Dallas. By the time she got to the signing table (something like midnight), they were out of her size but she gladly accepted what they had. Since it didn’t fit, she figured she had nothing to lose. Now I’m trying to figure out how I can get her to make me one but she says her list of sewing projects is already way too long.

  • In case you want to try it yourself, Sandy recommends an interlining and a lining because the knit material is so stretchy.
  • In case you haven’t heard of Pioneer Woman, I highly recommend her blog.  She’s a wonderful cook, a fabulous photographer, and a wildly witty writer. Read the story of her romance with Marlboro Man. It’s as good or better than any bestselling novel.
  • In case you’re wondering what Sandy is serving in her oh-so-fancy apron, it’s Swedish Apple Pie.  The occasion was Amanda’s birthday and it’s her favorite. One of my favorites too.  No pie crust required.
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Muriel Holt August 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

What talent Sandy has!! The apron is adorable. AND everytime I read your recipes, I gain another pound. Something HAS to give!!!!


healy August 11, 2010 at 3:10 am

very good idea! My mum has a lot of extra large dresses lol I want to have one too


tia August 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

I love recycling type crafts… was this easy to do? I wonder what kind of patterns there are out there. THis will definitely be my next weekend project!


Kathy E August 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Sandy is a great lady & so talented !


Paula August 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm



Christina Lee August 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm

How cute! Great job Sandy on being so creative with your t-shirt!
I really liked those t-shirts, and went to the signing, but they ran out of shirts early and the line was SO LONG that I think I left some time around midnight because the event seemed so disorganized that at that point, I wasn’t probably going to meet Ree until about 4 am, so I opted to go home. 🙁


Susie August 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I loved seeing this t-shirt apron on Sunday. Maybe Pioneer woman herself will even find out about this blog posting & leave a comment…how cool would that be? Especially since you, Amanda, & Sandy have to be some of her biggest fans. 🙂


scooter August 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

What a great idea. I don’t really wear t shirts but I wear aprons. Now I can turn all my souvenir t shirts into something I will actually wear. Thanks for sharing.


Karen August 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

What a clever idea! Ree didn’t have t-shirts when she came to Denver:( I love this idea and I’m going to put it in my idea file. So cute!


Debbie August 6, 2010 at 7:17 am

Very cute! And a great idea! Very creative. Perhaps Brett and Amanda’s kids will have great creativity as it seem it is coming from both sides of the family.


Sandy August 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I always check your blog late every evening. What a wonderful surprise to see me and my apron featured. I couldn’t wait for Amanda’s birthday to get here so I could surprise you both with my creation. Thank you for the kind words and compliments!!! You are a great friend and the most creative person I know.
You could whip up one of these aprons in no time with all your talents. You have made my day. Bless you for sharing your God given talents with all of us. Sandy


mike August 5, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Does it come in extra long (and no polka dots)? 🙂 Wildly creative! Actually, I wear an old black Starbucks barista apron (it never gets dirty) – or the black never shows it! Swedish apple pie… mmm apple season coming!


Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

How clever! Wish I had a t-shirt to make one with!


Jill August 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

That is awesome! As a wannabe sewer and crafter, I’m impressed (and jealous)!


Paula August 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Betty, Have you checked ebay?
Jill, I am jealous too.


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