Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tablecloth To Dress In Under An Hour!! A Upcycling, Thrifty Refashion! Vintagethrifter51

So I thrifted this table cloth in it's bold slightly 60s colours and pattern for only $7.99, but wait...I had a 30% off coupon so that made it only $5.60!
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I love the colours and the print, it is so me!!
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But unfortunately, someone got some paint or a stain on it so I had to be careful how to cut it for my new dress.
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I used this dress which I had previously made from a $4.00 fabric remnant by using a t-shirt that fit me as the pattern for the top and then just lengthening it to my taste.  I lay this dress on top of the fabric, being careful to avoid as much of the stain as possible and cut it out.  Then it was a simple matter of sewing up the shoulder and side seams, zig zagging the raw edges all around, turning over the arm and neck holes and hemming.  I kept the original hem of the table cloth to save time, but even if I had been forced to hem it, this dress would have still come in under the hour mark.
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So here it is in all it's glory.  I love how it turned out, it fits very well and it was quick and inexpensive.  It will be getting a wearing soon I hope, I am wearing shorts today because of the warm weather.  What do you think of my tablecloth to dress refashion?  Cheers, Michele. Check out my blog Here.

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

That pattern is wonderful!

Vix said...

Ooooohhh! I'd wear that in a flash. Bet you stopped traffic in that beauty. x

jennifer elliott said...

I agree the pattern is very cute. I love the colors and brightness. Nice job.

Jennifer, EOD