I think some people think I'm crazy for working as much as I do and then coming home and making things but honestly, creating is where I relax. After a full day of constantly having my brain going, it's just plain calming for me to make things. For example, in the middle of this crazy, crazy week, I made a skirt out of a tablecloth. And actually, this is my second tango with a tablecloth skirt!
It's nothing groundbreaking but I LOVE it. You see, I bought this beautiful, yellow tablecloth for a display a few months back at an estate sale and dropped about $10 on it which is many more dollars than I like to spend at sales. You can imagine my disappointment to get home and find several large stains on it that wouldn't budge. I tucked it back in my fabric pile and would glance at it from time to time over the summer months thinking of all the things I wish I could make out of and then *POOF* I got crazy inspired the other night and started chopping!
This was the simplest thing to make! I simply lined it with some muted army green cotton fabric I bought out of a discount bin (one of the VERY few pieces of new fabric I own), wrapped it around until it fit somewhat snug around my hips, pinned where I'd like buttons and sewed it all up!
I had originally intended to hem the under-skirt up to where you wouldn't see it but I kind of liked the green peeking out with the yellow thread so I let it hang out about 1/4 of an inch :)
It was SUPER comfortable to wear and I loved the way it moved. I especially loved how it would fold when I crossed my legs. And it can be twisted around to where the buttons and asymmetrical hem are on the side or front depending on your mood for the day.
I can't wait to dress this one up for spring time events :) Meanwhile with our fall-like weather we're having, I wore a long-sleeved T, Target boots and a pashmina that I think my mom gifted me? My legs were a little chilly but I survived :)
In other news, DID YOU SEE OUR FAMOUS KITTY??? :)