Saturday, June 20, 2009

A new skirt for an old sweater

Back in May, I went to the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show. I picked up a few tablecloths that I thought would be pretty as a dress or skirt. I made a skirt out of one of them a few weeks back, but finally got around to taking pictures today.




This tablecloth had the prettiest scalloped border detail. It was so easy to make. I cut the tablecloth in half, sewed the edges together, added a bias binding to the top and inserted an elastic. It was that easy. Here is the detail of the border.

It was a pretty tablecloth, so I'm glad it worked out. I had a hard time cutting it.

The sweater is something I knit in March of 2008 (pre -blog). It is a free Drops Pattern. Knit with Classic Elite Four Seasons and US 10 circular needles.

Enjoy your weekend!


7 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Great repurposing of the kitchen cloth ~ very clever!

Love, love, the cotton top. Drops patterns are all so stylish.

elliebelle said...

Very cute! I love the red and white. :)

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

I love thrifting and creating something different from original intention. I especially like the scalloped edges.

Philigry said...

so cute. love this one.

larissa said...

i love the skirt - so perfect for summer. you have a good eye for repurposing!

Jane said...

Wow, what a perfect match for your top. Love that Drops pattern.

MadMad said...

Pretty and pretty! I really need to learn to sew one of these days...