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Date: 6/5/12 9:56 PM

I purchased a 70" round tablecloth at a thrift store a few weeks ago (it still smells of lemon Pledge) with the intention of turning it into a circle skirt. Somehow, I crapped up the hem when I was trimming the excess fabric, so it became an asymmetrical skirt. Considering I'm not fond of my knees and thighs, it's a little bit short, but I still like it. I call it "nursing home chic." You can see how the front is a bit messed up in the third photo, but I still don't think it's terrible. Unless I'm striking ridiculously dramatic poses, most people probably wouldn't even notice the unevenness at the front.







Lesson learned--I'm definitely going to be more cautious in the future when trimming fabric. It's not indecently short, though, so it'll make a nice summery skirt. I like the movement of the fabric and am glad it wasn't a total disaster!

Does anyone else love-love-love repurposing tablecloths, bed sheets, etc.? I think I'm hooked!
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Date: 6/6/12 8:01 AM

Cute! There are Tutes online for making other sizes too.
Add a band of lace if you want some extra length in front?
Etsy is another source for tablecloths and vintage lace.

You can find a lot of fabric in full-skirt thrift dresses plus vintage lace
and buttons. I re-cut for GD's and have used curtain valances. Advantage--never worn and come with cute embroidery or scallops to re-purpose for little dresses or overlays on yokes.


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Date: 6/6/12 9:46 AM

I loved the title of the post so much I had to see what it meant. That skirt is really cute and looks good on you! Love your ingenuity! TFS! Annertte

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Date: 6/6/12 9:51 AM

That really looks cute! I love vintage florals and to see the print with a current design is very cool.

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Date: 6/6/12 10:31 AM

I think that you should trim the area above your right knee and add lace to the front. It will be more cute!

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Date: 6/7/12 1:37 PM

Well, Willow & Clay are down with ya.

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Date: 6/7/12 10:18 PM

I am very tempted to add a lace panel to the front--thanks for the idea!

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