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The table runner skirt

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.

More about the skirt on my blog pretty odd wonders.


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  • lizzy January 16, 2012, 7:57 pm

    I like your skirt, that fabric is very nice!

  • Amanda January 16, 2012, 8:45 pm

    This is awesome! Love the print and the design 😀

  • Sue January 16, 2012, 10:14 pm

    so cute! nice work 🙂

  • Netty January 17, 2012, 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, 5:33 am

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

  • Tracy January 18, 2012, 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, 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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