Friday, August 14, 2009

Finished by Friday: Tablecloth Dress





I had this wild cotton printed tablecloth/bedspread thing from India, complete with elephants, and decided it needed to be a big, full skirt. I really wanted it to be a dress, though. I ended up cutting the skirt pieces first, then using the scraps to make the halter top (using Amy Butler's Cabo Halter pattern). It wasn't ideal; the scraps were rather skimpy, and some things that should have been cut on the straight grain are cut cross grain, and I had to use plain black cotton for the lining and back panels, but I like the outfit. The skirt is not hemmed yet. Since it's cut on the bias, it needs to hang for awhile, and I decided to hang it on myself rather than a dress form or hanger. More fun that way.

I really, really thought I was smiling in this picture. Turns out I was just squinting. I'm not really in a rotten mood, it just looks like it.

5 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

I'd have never known you 'repurposed' a fabric tablecloth from India for this outfit. Glad you explained about the frown ..although I didn't think you were being grumpy ;)

Connie said...

The only way I could love this picture and the outfit more is if you were wearing a toe ring. I know, I'm weird.

Catherine said...

Wow, nice idea and beautiful outfit! Good job.

Vania said...

I agree the toe ring would be a great addition to this outfit!

dyana said...

Good post.....
Beautiful photos.......
thanks for sharin with us......

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