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tablecloth skirt

It’s made from gingham seersucker.  Does that make it a tablecloth skirt?

tablecloth skirt

Nah, it’s actually called a tablecloth skirt because that is what Shams called it in her excellent tutorial! I came across this tutorial less than two weeks ago and couldn’t wait to give this pattern a try. I love the way that the folds fall.

tablecloth skirt

It’s essentially a square with a circle cut out of the middle, an elasticised waistband attached, and four rectangles sewn on to each of the sides of the square. Clever Shams figured it all out!

tablecloth skirt

The fabric came from Spotlight about a year ago. I’ve been dying to use it but hadn’t been sure what it would work best in. I think that this is a great pairing! I used the marvellous circle skirt instructions in Nicole Mallalieu‘s book You Sew Girl for the elasticised waistband.

tablecloth skirt

I did alter the measurements.  I’m 5’2″ (158cm) tall, so made the centre 42″ square and the side rectangles 12″ by 42″.  The radius of the centre circle was 5.5″ for my relatively thick waist, and the waistband was cut wide enough to encase the elastic and be long enough to get over my hips.  It fitted onto the waist hole perfectly.  This skirt is just made for twirling! It would be interesting made in a stripe as well.

tablecloth skirt

And wow, if I ever needed a boost to my ego, you’ve all provided it in the comments you left on my last post! Thanks so much to each and every one of you – I’ll go back and read all of them again whenever I am feeling a little bit blue. I was really just curious as to why you read my blog, and didn’t realise that I was pretty much just asking you to flatter me! Thank you. If you want to enter to win a copy of Modern Blocks just pop over and leave a comment – there’s still a few days left of the giveaway.

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11 thoughts on “tablecloth skirt

  1. hI,

    tHE SKIRT LOOKS GREAT ON YOU ESPECIALLY BEING THE LARGE CHECK GINGHAM SEERSUCKER – MUST BE YOUR BODY SHAPE

    i HAVE JUST ONLY FOUND YOUR PAGE TODAY WHILE SEEKING INFROMATION ABOUT LINING A BOLERO WITH A ROUND POINTED CURVE ON THE SLEEVE CUFF.

    I HOPE TO KEEP SEEKING YOUR INTERESTING WEBSITE.

    CHEERS

    kAREN

  2. Swing that skirt! It looks wonderful 🙂
    I do admit, though, to buying some red and white checkered gingham (from Spotlight) and making it into a tablecloth for my home. Then my mum told me she was looking for the same tablecloth, so I’ve just made one for her, too. Now I need to make myself that skirt because it looks so COOL!

    Awesome,
    Lee x

  3. Asking what people like about your blog was a good idea. I might try that next time I have a give-away. It’s hard to know what people like to read, and although my blog is mostly for me, I do care what people think of it. The most visited post on my blog has one comment on it, so comments aren’t always a reflection of what people like.

    The skirt looks great, by the way. Very Rock’n’roll.

  4. I just found your post with link from communing with Fabric where I found the original pattern for this awesome skirt. I am only 5″3″, so finding your post has saved me the work of grading the lengths. the skirt and you are adorable. Kim

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