Wednesday, May 13, 2009

new skirt for me

thank you for the vote of confidence and patience on yesterday's post about my garden. yeah i'll work on the patience thing ;)i made this skirt out of a table cloth that was on clearance.
did you read that amy?
no posiblities of sweaty hairy men on this skirt!
i think it was the martha stewart christmas collection at kmart.
i saw the pattern on it and thought it would make a really cute something or other.

now if i have made a handkerchief and put it on my head i would look like i belong in a tree singing "doe-a-deer, a female deer!"
but because i didn't, i think it turned out a little less sound of music-ish
while in the middle of making it, i thought to myself "should of made a tutorial out of this." well i think i will, but it has to wait till next week sometime when i go back to the "big" town and get me another table cloth. so stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make this skirt.
oh and did you notice the legs?
not so pasty eh?
yeah been working in the garden so freakin' much that they don't have a choice.

61 comments:

michellejohnnie said...

I like the tablecloth... Oh I mean the skirt!!!! Very cute and doesn't look at all sound of Music-ish!

Z Family said...

Perfect! No Julie Andrews anywhere in sight...

Jackie said...

LOVE it! It's exactly the style skirt I've been looking to make myself for spring and summer. Can't wait for the tutorial!!!

Kathy B said...

Beautiful skirt!
Looking forward to the tutorial (:

rachel griffith said...

you are too cute.
they skirt is gorgeous.
and i commented on your legs yerterday, so i won't do that again today. tehehe.

Cheryl said...

Cute skirt! LOL, I say the same thing when I see tablecloths or curtains....Hmm, that would be a nice skirt or pillows or something or other.
Looking forward to your tutorial. I am wanting to wear more skirts this summer.

Betsy said...

Can't wait for the tutorial. I am attempting to make my legs less pasty and more bronze goddess like too. Not working yet due to large amounts of rain!

Amanda said...

I love the skirt. I'm looking forward to the tutorial. You and Amy are too funny! Yes, the legs look less pasty.

Tricia Anne said...

What a cute skirt!! :o) Love the Sound of Music influence it has! :o)
Seriously I really like it. Can't wait for a tutorial. I am always afraid to try to sew a skirt because I do not own a serger (I would not know how to use it if I owned one either).
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Julie Andrews was a goody two shoes... I like you better. Lovin' the skirt.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Sandy said...

Much better as a skirt than a table cloth...I think it wouuld have had to be made out of drapery material, or carpeting or something, to qualify as Sound of Music worthy.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE do a tutorial - this is just the type of skirt I've been wanting to make for summer. Thanks! Barbara in AR

Kristi said...

super cute! I always wonder when I repurpose things if someone will see me who actally owns- say the table cloth, and is like- wow, that girl is wearing my table cloth. (or my sheet, or whatever it may be)funny. probably doesn't happen too much.I hope.

Debbie said...

This is Darling! and looks so fun for summer!

nicole said...

love the skirt, can't wait for the tutorial. don't worry about the legs...when you go to the "big" town pick up some jergen's natural glow lotion, works for me:)

jabeybaby said...

Love that skirt! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Missy said...

Beautiful - great job! Your skirt is adorable!

mom2three said...

too cute! can't wait for the tutorial....

Mindy said...

I love it,V!!

Elise said...

Love the skirt!! Love MS k-mart so much too!! I am guessing "eh" is a Utah thing?? I've noticed several of you Utah peeps using it...
Elise

Kaitlin said...

love that skirt. wish I was more creative to be able to make something like that.

Sherri said...

Great skirt...actually it looks like the perfect summer skirt! I can't imagine that fabric as a tablecloth since it's so perfect as a skirt!

dotti white said...

Your skirt is adorable. It looks great on you with those "summer" legs! I can't wait for the tutorial! Have a great day!

Ruth Mecham said...

Gorgeous pattern! Love it. I'd make like 10 of them for the summer if you put up a tutorial :D

Anonymous said...

lovely skirt! will make them once you put up the tutorial.

Needled Mom said...

Cute skirt! It looks so summerish!

Amy said...

I'm so relieved. I was seriously muttering a silent prayer that the Good Lord would protect you from rare STDs. Thank you for laying my worries to rest.

Amy R said...

I love your skirt and love the material! And, hang in there with the gardening thing. It kinda "grows" on you! Amy, a fellow sound-of-music kinda-girl.

Marie said...

Very cute!

Marci said...

k...she's funny over at that dallas blog. i like her. she has captured the essence of how we all really feel about you.;D love ya.

V and Co. said...

i was not aware that "eh" was a utah thing. i may have to get rid of that, as i still consider myself from sunny california!

girlsmama said...

V, you are so from Utah now. Sorry. I've come to grips with it myself. :)

The skirt is darling and Amy cracks me up. But i would use the sheets too. That's what clorox 2 is for, eh?

Tara said...

Very cute! I'm on a skirt kick right now, so I can't wait for the tutorial!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

OK Hurry and go to the Big Town so you can do a tutorial. I just put "find a cute pattern, make a cute skirt or two" on my TO DO list! ooxx`jodi

Letti said...

You have a great eye. That skirt is adorable.

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

That is SO adorable. Please post a tutorial!! I tried to make a skirt a while back out of some vintage fabric and it was an utter disaster. Your skirt looks much easier and much cuter. :)

Tracy said...

this is so fantastic! I will now be on the lookout for awesome tablecloths on my trip to Texas next week!

ps thanks for the wonderful idea!

pps your so crafty, big time!

Quilt Nut said...

super cute! love the print

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love it...wouldn't have known it started as a table cloth.

Renee

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love it...wouldn't have known it started as a table cloth.

Renee

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that skirt. Gotta pay more attention in the tablecloth dept. huh?? lol

Tami said...

Love it! Can't wait for a tutorial.

Sarah said...

It doesn't look Sound of Music-esh at ALL...I LOVE IT! Just happened upon your blog and love the colors!

Marci Simonini said...

I usually silently read your blog but this time I have to say, yes please do a skirt tutorial, I have bought the material and the zipper but need some help to put them together!

Courtney said...

that is so cute. I want one!

you are very talented.

Alexandra Frankel said...

Cool skirt! I can't wait to check out your tutorial, I hope it doesn't require a zipper, because I don't know how to do that!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

UHHH NO tutorial...sell them on etsy please! I sew but NOT clothes. I love it...and I have tan leg envy. cherry

amandajean said...

it turned out so fabulous! i love love LOVE it!

Carol Ann said...

Wow, I am so impressed...table cloth...no one will ever know!
Thanks for sharing your great idea with everyone...this blogging stuff is so much fun.
Regards, CarolAnn

Tasha said...

You really are awesome!! Love the skirt. Simply love it. Love that you made it out of a table cloth. Where do you get these great ideas! Good luck with your garden too.

Heather said...

SO Sassy!!!

Luke and Katie said...

Lovin' it!

XUE said...

Very cool, chic-y skirt! I've been making tube-like skirts with elastic band at the top & wonder if you do yours the same. Oh wait, you mentioned a martha stewart pattern...ooooer...I'm bad with patterns! I try to make-do with my very simple basic versions. Would love to hear what's beneath that white T-shirt - I mean the type of waistband you did :) .

SLO Rober said...

I'm a big sound of music fan, so the "clothes out of drapes" look has always been appealing to me. Now all you need to do is make some leider-hosen out of the table cloth for your boys and you will have a matched set!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

The skirt is adorable. I loved your post from yesterday and the realistic way you talk about your family, especially your hubby. The blah-blah-blah's must happen in every family. Ha.

Courtney Q. said...

Nice work! I can't wait for a tutorial!

madrekarin said...

Cute, cute, cute skirt. I love using things differently than they were intended. Just adds to the fun of creating.

sewbettie said...

Amazing use of a table cloth. Martha would be proud!

Mara said...

Hairy men or not - that skirt's so cute!! (and your friend Amy, is hi-larious!)I really enjoy your blog! I've given you an award. You can "pick it up" at my blog. =)

~ Mara

Des said...

I'd swing from trees in that skirt, no problem!

wyndesnow said...

It's adorable. I have made 2 skirts using fabric from the big blue store. And they are two of my favorite skirts.

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