A week back I asked my readers whether I should turn my tablecloth into a skirt…
…after noticing how similar the skirt below was to my tablecloth.
The votes were split so, when I saw a roll of the same fabric at Spotlight reduced to $6 per metre I took the plunge and bought a metre. I cut the fabric up the middle to make one big narrow rectangle.
Then I simply sewed a single seam to turn the rectangle into a circle of fabric.
For the waistband, I folded over the fabric at the top to allow enough space to insert the elastic in a casing with an additional 1.5cm of fabric above this to create the ruffle effect you can see on the waist of the skirt that I was originally inspired by.
I then sewed this band in place, sewing a second seam in the centre of this waist band to create the casing and ultimately the ruffle.
Last step is to sew the hem. So easy!!!
The hardest part for me was asking my photographer (9 year old son) to get my face and the skirt in the photo together!