25 June 2007

WHEN A TABLECLOTH BECOMES A SKIRT

whilst i haven't been blogging much of late...
...i have been faithfull to my sewing machine!

a couple of new summer skirts now reside in my wardrobe

the green one above brings me a feeling of joy because i love the colour + print + can i tell you a secret? it used to be a habitat tablecloth! i had the pleasure of happening upon it in the window of a local charity/thrift shop...i popped straight in to find out what it was + delighted in discovering to see it was a nice big bit of fabric with 6 napkins all for a few pounds. i'm wondering now as i sport it around town if some local person does a double take when they see what their tablecloth turned into?!

this next one reminds me of manda at treefall...maybe because of the colour combination. it's a linen mix...i know it'll be crumply which i do rather like + i'm hoping i can wear it next weekend for a certain garden party that we're going to at my grandparent's house. there's going to be some croquet playing + some trifle eating + somehow this skirt seems to speak summer garden party to me...am i loony or do clothes speak to you too? i made both skirts from a trusty pattern which i know i'll use + re-use until the day it falls to pieces or i've eaten way too much trifle whereupon i shall incorporate an elasticated waistband into the design!

+ on the subject of clothes
...have you seen the adorable tops at tulip and nettle?
this one + this one are particular favourites of mine right now

2 posts in 2 days? i'm feeling back in the groove : )
hope everyone's weeks are off to a good start
+ thanks for welcoming me back with open arms

xxx

16 comments:

julie said...

hello sweets, your skirts are lovely and say Kelly when you look at them!! Even more fantastic that is was a Habitat tablecloth!!!
And love the 'grown-up' clothes at tulip and nettle!!

trifle..yum!!!!! xxx

bizelily said...

hi nesty,

see you at the party!
love bizelily xx

Ali said...

Love the idea of a tablecloth double-take! Your skirts look wonderful - I especially like the zigzag stitching on the hem of the second.

Gigibird said...

I'm pretty sure you can get matching crocery for your skirt!!
I think it's great re-using anything. Laura Ashley used many of her furnishing fabrics on clothes - Emma one of her biggest sellers started off as curtain fabric.

marta said...

what smashing ideas you come up with! the colors are perfect for summer and i want to wear one to my next little picnic!

love.boxes said...

Darling! Love those!

Delaney Gates said...

How lovely!

ali said...

Oh, Kelly, you do it again. So lovely ... including the new festive header!

erin said...

your skirts are fabulous - i love the green!

cruststation said...

Beautiful skirts, so clever of you to turn a tablecloth into a skirt (no one would guess). I love them both, the colours are so you!

Primrose Hill said...

Hey Kelly, love those skirts!

L x

lyn said...

Love those skirts !
: )

hazeljoy said...

stunning skirts - what's the pattern? i have such a garden party coming up and want to make one xx

kelly said...

hello hazeljoy! thanks so much for your lovely comment...i tried to email you but couldn't so hope you check back for an answer : )

the pattern is a new look one...very basic skirt which i've tweaked to either add a centre front pleat or add length or with the latest an extra print band at the hemline. i got it in john lewis here in uk + the pattern number is 6843.

nice to hear that you have a garden party to go to too...my fingers are tightly crossed that the sunshine comes back in time ! x kelly

theovereducatedvalet said...

Those skirts are fantastic! I wish I could sew so perfectly...

Andy said...

What a darling skirt!