Hot! The “Anyone Missing a Tablecloth?” Skirt

I had high hopes for this week’s challenge.  The leftover yardage from this dress was going to make a perfect skirt (those stripes  make some lovely chevrons).

Well, either some mischievous fabric faerie is hiding bits and pieces, or, more likely, I greatly over-estimated the yardage I had leftover.  Aargh!  I really hate when great ideas are spoiled by silly fabric limitations.

I also had this lovely checked red silk left over from one of my favorite dresses.  There were a lot of small pieces left, but nothing substantial.

It was necessary to shorten the skirt by 3 inches to fit the pattern pieces on my fabric, which is not ideal, but I feel quite proud of the fact that I managed to squeeze a skirt out of the leftovers.

Red is such a cheery color; I really must keep it in mind the next time I am looking for fabric!  Hold on . . . let’s pretend I did not say that – I cannot imagine needing any new fabric for the next 20 years.  Like that will stop me! :)

And to use up some of those small scraps, I made a little something for my hair.


• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Silk remnant

⁃ Pattern:  Sewaholic “Cambie

⁃ Year:  2012

⁃ Notions:  Zipper from stash; seam binding

⁃ Time to complete:  One day.

⁃ First worn:  July 2, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  You bet!

⁃ Total price:   Free!  (well, not technically, but everything was purchased some time ago)



Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


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  1. Laura, this is so cute! I don’t think I’ve see you in a short skirt with your lovely legs showing so much! You certainly can pull of a more contemporary look, just as nicely as you can with vintage inspired looks. The little bow for your hair, is a great matching accessary.

  2. Cuteness! I love this. I know it’s not your thing, but it looks amazing!

  3. Super cute and ready for Summer! Please tell me where you got your espadrilles? I heart them.

    • I love them too, although they are not the most comfortable shoes I own, but too cute to get rid of! (They are old Banana Republic.)

  4. Really cute skirt. Agree with Barbara: You have pretty legs and you can definitely show them. Although that’s probably not the reason why you prefer to wear all those pretty vintage dresses and skirts you usually make/wear. I like both looks on you.

  5. Hi Laura Mae, love the new outfit and what a great new look to pull off. It will be cool in the hot Sumer days ahead.

  6. Very cute! This is the prefect summer skirt! Great job.

  7. You look so cute, and the combination is great, but I have to admit that I am over the top in love with your shoes!!!!!