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!
I love the colours and the print, it is so me!!
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.
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.
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.


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