Sep 5, 2012
The Tablecloth Skirt
I think skirts are a great thing to sew for a newbie like me! I really hope to get brave enough to start on exciting things like quilts or dresses soon, but I'm still working on the basics for now. This skirt is made out of a piece of batik cloth that I've been using as a tablecloth for various occasions and parties at my house (I have less exciting tablecloths for everyday use). I love the brightly patterned fabric, and have planned to transform it into something wearable ever since I got my sewing machine.
I just cut off a big rectangle of the fabric, used the dental floss trick to gather it, and sewed it into a waistband made of leftover fabric from another project. So this is my first 'free' sewing project or at least my first one that is made completely out of materials I already had on hand.
Pretty good for a tablecloth, if I do say so myself. I wore it the same day that I made it, even though I was washing the floors that afternoon, and I felt like a 50s lady doing housework in my fancy skirt. I'm appreciating the colors even more now, because all I get to wear to cosmetology school, today and everyday, is black and white. I'll talk more about that later.