The table runner skirt

by pretty odd wonders. on January 16, 2012 · 7 comments

in 1950s,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

I fell in love with a pair of vintage table runners that I found in a charity shop in Helsinki. I wanted to make a skirt using Simplicity pattern 4648 that I used for this skirt. However, when I had used up all the fabric I realized I had forgot to cut one of the back pieces! Oh well. It was improvisation from there to the end. This is my first piece of clothing that I have made without any instructions and I had so much fun with it! I sewed the two table runners together. What I only realized at a later stage was that the seam actually works as a sort of crinoline and gives the skirt a nice shape.

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lizzy January 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I like your skirt, that fabric is very nice!


Amanda January 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

This is awesome! Love the print and the design :D


Sue January 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

so cute! nice work :)


Netty January 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

Such a great idea to sew the runners together. Love the way it sits out, very cute :) Looks great with black stockings.


Melizza January 17, 2012 at 5:33 am

How adorable! I love the shape. It’s so dainty and sweet. What a great upcylce project!


Tracy January 18, 2012 at 4:23 am

What great fabric and the shape really makes this skirt special. I’ll be looking out for table runners from now on.


Melynda January 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

It’s lovely. You’ve got a nice mix of print and pattern going on with the addition of the stripey top – and it’s an upcycle. yay!


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