Saturday, May 29, 2010

Simplicity 2410


A couple of fun things to do with vintage tablecloths. Serve cherry pie made in a cast iron skillet on top of them. Or...


cut up the stained ones and make a skirt.

This skirt is made using a modified version of Simplicity 2410. I lengthened and changed the shape of the gores. This is a fairly quick and straightforward sew.
I've seen several friends blog posts recently referring to piping. Here is my own little version.
Piping to match your project is so easy to make. When you make your own instead of relying on the ready made versions, you choose the fabric and you also get to choose the size of the cording.

Notice how I just used the word friend so casually? I am always amazed and inspired by this sharing community. There are so many talented people (and many I'm sure that I've never visited) doing the most amazing things. It means a lot that you've taken the time to come over and see what I'm up to. I enjoy your comments so much. In fact a couple of times I cracked up the whole day (you know who you are).

So my friends... a big virtual hug and I wish I could have you over for pie.

7 comments:

gwensews said...

What a cute skirt! That's a clever recycle. The cherry pie looks delicious, and I wish I could join you!

Eva Girl said...

Table cloths! And old sheets too! Who knew that it would be so much fun to create new clothes out of old things like these?!

Jen said...

Beyond adorable -- that is the first thing that comes to my mind. I wear skirts like this CONSTANTLY. Thank you so much for the inspiration! It looks like something straight out of Anthropologie -- well done!

Paula said...

I agree with Jen - the skirt does look like it came from Anthropologie. Maybe Anthropologie is scouting your blog for design ideas?!?

Tasia said...

Super cute skirt...and the pie looks delicious!

Carmencita B said...

I looked forward to seeing all of your fabulous skirt with piping and pockets everyday in May. Great garments!

gMarie said...

That is an adorable skirt. I've just found you through Angie (Quality Time) and read through the entire front page. I love it! Thank you for sharing. :) g