Check out my new-vintage tablecloth. . .
Tricked you didn’t I??? ;) I’ve been wanting to make a tablecloth skirt (as weird as that sounds) for quite a while, ever since I got my copy of “Sew What! Skirts“. LOVE this book. And they have the stinkin’ cutest skirt made from a tablecloth in there. Ever since I spotted it I’ve been on the look out for a cute vintage tablecloth I could cut up and wear.
(I know, it’s vintage. And I chopped it up. But I figure it’s still getting used and loved, just in a new way. So it makes it OK, right?)
Here’s what it looked like before I went Edward Scissorhands on it:
I don’t have a tutorial for you – but I basically used the book directions for the tablecloth skirt as a guide – and I used one of my favorite skirts I already had as the pattern. It’s just a basic A-line with a side zipper. The book does teach you how to make your own pattern and/or cut out the skirt without a pattern. But being a semi-lazy sewer, I grabbed a skirt that fits to use as a guide. Saved me some measuring.
I did the cute square pockets like they recommend, folded down with little buttons.
I love how it turned out and it’s super comfortable to wear.
The clever, talented gals over at Crafterhoursare having a Skirt Week competition June 21-25 and I’m throwing this into the ring. Not that I’m expecting grand things – I just apparently have a very hard time letting a contest go by without entering it. I’m not sure what that says about my personality. haha.
I’m not looking at the other skirts entered yet because I’ll talk myself out of doing it – but you can see all the skirts from the links on the Crafterhours sidebar. There are four categories: Straight, Full, A-Line, and Little Girls Skirts. And if you have a great skirt there’s still time to enter it.