Do you have a tablecloth laying around that you never use.
Let your creative juices flow and turn it into a beautiful summer outfit.
(This project may be for the advance sewist)
- This project is ideal for asymmetrical four panel skirt design.
- You can cut the skirt at the four corners of the tablecloth to capture the embroidery edges and eliminate hemming.
- Place pattern on corners of tablecloth and cut four panels on fold, one on each corner.
- The panels should look like the above diagram with embroidery forming a triangle at the edge.
- Serge or zig-zag the four panels, then pin together before stitching.
- Make small pleats or gather to your waist size – ( I find small pleats more suitable for cotton or eliminate pleats by cutting fabric to exact waist size).
- For interest you can make one box pleat in the middle of each panel (this will depend on the pattern of the table cloth – You can let your creative juices flow on this project.
- Leave an 8″ opening for the zipper at the back or side of the skirt.
Add waistband to complete skirt
- For the shirt you can use the remnant of fabric.
- You will have to play around with placing the pattern and manipulate the fabric to create an interesting design.
For the shirt back I used the center of the tablecloth.
- For the front I used the end of the tablecloth and manipulated the fabric to get the patterns positioned facing each other.
- The remaining embroidery made the collar and cuff of the shirt
- Serge or zig-zag shoulders and side of shirt before joining together
- Add collar and cuffs with left over embroidery pieces.
- Finish shirt with small hem.
There! A fabulous Summer Outfit!