Monday, May 5, 2014

Sew for Victory: Table Cloth + Sheet = Skirt & Blouse

Sew For Victory


I'm joining in at the last possible moment in Sew for Victory!  I wouldn't have been able to, but Rochelle extended the deadline.  Yay!!!

So in a couple of hours this afternoon, I took a tablecloth and sheet and turned them into what you see here.  Quite in the spirit of "Make do and Mend". :o)

The skirt was super, super easy!!!  As you can see in the before picture, it was already hemmed and trimmed.  I simply cut out a circle waist and stitched in a gold elastic waistband.  I'm wearing my Yellow Tulle skirt (seen Here and Here) as a petticoat.

The top was almost as easy.  I used the top band of the sheet for the bottom hem of my blouse.  I cut the facings out of the circle bit I removed from my tablecloth/skirt.  No one can see them, but I like knowing they coordinate. :o)  The top is Simplicity 1692 view D.  I omitted the darts at the waist and put slits in the side seams.

The ring I'm wearing is a piece of Trench Art brought home by Hubby's Grandfather from WWII!

JJ






16 comments:

  1. I'm first yeah! You are a genious and you definitely know it! Grat job in so little time. I adore Rochelle and I hope you enjoy wearing what you made. You know you have to make more tulle skirts in various colors don't you? Great vintage ring,too! have a lovely week!

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    1. The only thing keeping me from making a TON of them is I like variety in my wardrobe. Too much of the same thing and I get tired of it. :o)

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  2. You make dreams come true, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I love, love, love what you have done.
    I must check my tableclothes, lol
    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    1. Haha, your poor tables will all be naked now! :o)

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  3. oh wow - I love that dress, especially the skirt - wonderful flare on it and it looks super with the tulle skirt underneath. So cool !!
    :0)
    Paul

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  4. Shut up!!! That is not a tablecloth and a sheet!! That skirt is freakin' awesome...you look fabulous!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. I DID post the before pictures for proof. :o)

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  5. I literally can't believe that was a tablecloth - you are incredible *bows down*

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    1. What's incredible is how easy it was to make it. :o) Thanks Miche!

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  6. You're making me want to learn to sew!

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    1. Start simple and work your way up. :o)

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  7. Tablecloth couture, I love it, don't you? I swear, everything made from them automatically looks divine. But the tulle underneath is perfection. Thanks for stopping by Project Minimum to see my tablecloth dress.

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    1. They just might be the perfect material! :o)

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