The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 13 - Tablecloth + sheet = Reversible wrap skirt

I'm really excited about today's challenge which began with a 1960's tablecloth that I was super excited to find in an op shop about a year ago - it was still in it's box. :))) I have loved looking at it ever since. I was scared to make anything with it in case it didn't turn out right. I teamed this with an old sheet, well used but still with lots of life in it - I'd say it's 70's. 

Craft cupboard items

- Vintage Tablecloth
- Vintage Sheet

It's a gore skirt made of 7 gores for each side so cutting out the 14 peices took a while, but the sewing was easy. I started this late last night so I wouldn't be disturbed by little people. I learnt how to use the fancy button hole foot on my machine after much frustration and I'm really happy with how it turned out, with a few imperfections.

My son took this blurry photo of me wearing it.

And here is the other side

Yay!! I love it!

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  1. OMG, this morning I was just thinking of the reversible wrap skirt that I had in middle school. I love to read the fashion/thrifting/recycling blogs.

  2. Really cool re-purposing of those old items. That's the spirit of Drab to Fab right there, girl! Great work!

    Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab!

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    Have a great weekend! :)