Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Vintage skirts

I bought a vintage linen tablecloth at St Vinnies recently with the intention of making it into skirts, and that's just what I did today! One for Tassy and one for me. Ideally I wanted to make myself a wrap around skirt but the fabric wasn't wide enough, so I made a wrap around skirt for Tassy and a slight A-line skirt for myself. I didn't have a pattern for either - Tassy's was really easy - mine was a little trickier involving lots of adjustments to get it right. I made some more adjustments to mine after the photos were taken. I just love Tassy's and I think it will fit her for years and years! And I was pretty stoked when Dave got home from work and said to Tassy "What's that you're wearing? Where did that come from? I love it! Isn't mummy so clever." Very unlike him! lol. The tablecloth only cost me $5 and the only other things I used were a zip and some bias tape from my stash. What bargain skirts! I also finished Tassy's flowergirl dress today so I'm stoked! YAY ME! I'll have to wait until after the wedding before I can show you that - one month to go!

Please excuse puffy eyes and hair not done - did I mention Tassy was sick and we didn't leave the house all day?Hopefully people won't look at us and whisper to each other "Here come those weirdos wearing tablecloths"!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh! You ARE a clever Mummy!!! wow! I love them tooooo xxx

Sheree said...

You really are VERY clever Yvette...they look fabulous!!! How lovely that you both have matching skirts too. :)

Sheree xx

Charlotte said...

When will you get the matching Tea Cosy hats?! LOL! hahahahahahah..

those skirts are cool! How clever you are to make them without patterns, amazing!

WV: ennes
Do you still like Ennes of Green Gables

Heidi Fresh Vintage Crafts said...

Love it Yvette you are so cleaver, love a little vintage myself
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Christine said...

Wow Yvette, they are so cute!

Lisa Pate said...

So cute!!! My girls wear clothes that were once bed sheets, tableclothes, pillow cases ... and they LOVE them!

Felicity said...

Wow, yvette! You're so clever! I love them!

Moira said...

Very creative! Love them!