The “Not-So-Circle” Skirt
- Fabric: thrifted vintage round cotton tablecloth
- Pattern: none
- Year: The fabric seems to be 1970s judging by the colors
- Notions: thread (stash), snaps (stash)
- Time to complete: less than 1 hour
- First worn: April 23, 2012
- Wear again?: Yes
- Total price: <$3
I got this tablecloth with the thought of making either an apron or a circle skirt out of it. So it seemed a natural for this challenge. However, when I went to cut out the center, I didn’t have it folded completely right, which meant that it was shorter in front than in the back. Grr. So I cut out a bit more and thought I’d add a yoke to keep it a real circle. But then I didn’t want to do all that measuring work. So I cut into the circle, hemmed a few edges, added some snaps, and made it a wrap skirt.
So it’s not a true circle, but I do like it for a few reasons, not the least of which because it was quick, but also because it is still a good twirling skirt. Though perhaps not the best choice for a windy day.
Now to find something in the stash that I can use to make a matching shirt.