We love upcycling, especially when it involves repurposing something vintage. Katie over at Art Wall has a great tutorial for turning vintage aprons into sweet doll dresses.
Katie admits that she's a novice sewer, so anyone can complete this project. Any old apron will do, especially if it has a small print that will translate well to a doll dress. And Katie provides suggestions for using the top or bottom of the apron, depending on which edge has details you want to retain.
No patterns necessary! Check out the whole tutorial here.