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« on: March 17, 2005 03:09:57 PM »

I bought this tablecloth at the thrift store to make a circle skirt with, but then yesterday I was at the store and I saw these really cute wrap skirts which had plaid waistbands and hems and the rest was patterned.  So I made this wrap skirt instead.....which ended up being way easier b/c there was no hemming.  I basically cut the tablecloth in half (it was really long ~96 inches.)  I made a 3 inch wasitband out of plaid fabric, gathered the tabkecloth fabric, attached it to the waistband and added buttons.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out, but since it is so fluffy I think it kinda makes me look fat Sad.  Let me know what you think.

« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005 03:30:22 PM »

Very, very nice! It's a very unique idea specially since I have some old tablecloths I can use!!! Smiley How did you finish the side of the skirt that you had to cut? Also, how did you secure the skirt to close???   

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005 03:41:41 PM »

It looks great!  The fabric is wonderful.  Fat!?!  No way!  The style reminds me of the 1950's.  Great job!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 08:03:08 PM »

I wanted it to look kinda 1950's style.  And in person it definetly does make me look a little fat (my mom even said so!)  I think that I am going to make it less gathered so it isn't so fluffy. 

tinkleaganster-I didn't do anything to finish the side of the skirt b/c the side of the tablecloth was already finished.  I used  buttons to secure it.
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005 05:33:31 PM »

How do you do the gathers? Sorry if i sound really stupid but i want to attempt them...they seem easy, but everything i think sounds easy i screw up. So...yeah. lol.  Smiley
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