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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Accidental Anthropolgie Table Cloth Skirt

My sewing machine was deader than a doornail. My new to me serger never worked properly either (possibly why it was handed over to me.) I thought both were goners because my repair guy closed his shop. Fortunately, husband’s aunt hooked me up with her repair guy (thanks Aunt Judy!) Now both machines sew like a dream.

Whew!

Good thing because I couldn’t find a pencil skirt to save my life to wear to Blissdom last January. All I found where bathing suits when I schlepped from store to store in the snow. Silly me, wanting a skirt in December. I should have known better.

Well, if I can’t buy, I’ll DIY!



Good thing my mom taught me how to sew!

The best thing about this skirt? I only had to buy thread and a zipper. 
I already had the fabric and pattern.

That project turned me into a sewing maniac. My goal is if I bust through enough of my fabric stash, then I can start painting and decorating my sewing/room craft room. Right now, it is the room where spare furniture and stuff goes to die. Hence, no photos. I'm way too embarrassed by it right now.

Sew a Table Cloth Skirt

I’m itching for a project. Husband isn't thrilled about me tearing up the living room to paint it just yet.

During a clean out, I found a green paisley cotton table cloth I bought at TJ Maxx for my dining room table years ago. It didn’t work as well as I hoped. I rarely used it.

I wonder if I have fabric left in that table cloth to make a swingy spring skirt?

I used Modern Sewing Pattern’s free Six Gusset Skirt Pattern  to sew a skirt from the tablecloth fabric. I used it as an opportunity to get to know my serger better, as in learn how to use it :) I serged everything on this skirt with the exception of the zipper and the top stitching of the waistband. Yay me!

Very Anthro, no?

I added a super secret pocket in the waistband for my keys and money.

 Who am I kidding? This pocket will be full of dog treats when I'm out and about. 

I love the way my skirt came out! It looks like a retro girly skirt straight from the racks of Anthropolgie! What a happy accident.

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