Friday, February 19, 2010

From a tablecloth to a.....?

Finally I have some refashioning that is not all about bags.
What do you get when you cross a round tablecloth with a cotton-on singlet?

Why: A dress of course!!
In an effort to not overuse my girlfriends sewing skills, I have been fluffing around this week (and not sleeping properly because off thinking) doing all sorts of things to do with circle skirts, including dyeing. I'll leave the dyeing for another day because I did a big woopsie with that one but here is what I made in less than half an hour this morning. including multiple try-ons and back patting.
Just a simple singlet from cotton-on with the straps shortened (because I am not a fashion model, thankyou very much!), the hem turned up 10cm and attached to a circle tablecloth that has had a circular hole cut in the middle. Dinner plate size with an extra inch all round!
(The extra hem piece inside has a bit of elastic threaded through the hem casing. Easier than cutting it off and strengthens the white colouring in that area.)
Voila! I can now do my own circle skirts...or dresses.
The top is far too flimsy to wear without a cover so I topped it off with a cute little knit cotton top that I talked the ladies in the oppy down to $2.50 instead of $3.5o because the neckline was pretty chewed. Easy refashion that: I just too the neckline off - me and my trusty scissors and quick unpick. Only one slip but the washable fabric glue has looked after that.
I'm thinking of crocheting a new edge there latter but my girlfriends were so impressed with my outfit that I think if I don't get around to it I shan't worry too much.
O! and a little modesty touch with a folded over doily sewn onto the singlet.


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