10.03.2011

Epic Upcycle

This was the easiest skirt I've ever made. Probably the prettiest too.

I know, looks super duper complicated right?

One cut. One stitch. That's it. Took me like 10 minutes.

"No way Amie, that is like the prettiest skirt ever! (insert gushing and oohing and ahhing) You must be lying!"

Nope. I'm not. How is it possible to make a skirt with all these lovely ruffles with only one cut and one stitch?

It used to be a tablecloth. A vintage one. (This is my serious face.)


Just like this one. Got it at an antique shop in South Carolina. Best six bucks I ever spent. I actually thought it was a skirt when I saw it across the room. So it was pretty much love at first sight.

(This is my flirty face.) I used Dana's circle skirt tutorial {find it here} Since the tablecloth was already a circle, and hemmed, and ruffled, all I had to do was figure out the measurements and sew the elastic on. I made it a teensy bit too big, because I didn't trust the measurements. "My fat butt cannot POSSIBLY fit through that hole!! (cuts it 1/2 inch more)." So ladies, if you do follow the tute, just trust Dana. She knows what she's doing.

I want to make a million more of these. So comfy, and gosh dang, SO FUN to spin in!!

Just watch out for bugs. They fly in your ears. And your eyes.

I found a similar tablecloth online if you don't feel like scouring antique shops for the perfect vintage tablecloth to wear. {Buy it here} Or you could always buy a few yards of cream eyelet, make a circle skirt, and sew a big ol' ruffle around the bottom.

Linking up {here}

44 comments:

Emily said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love it! Also, look how long your hair is!

Zombie Leah said...

That's really cool! And I'm really into skirts lately, so I may have to try this out myself. Thanks!

Julie said...

Gorgeous Aimee :) I was actually thinking tablecloth because of the circle shape...it looks awesome on you!
Julie

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

OH EM GEE AMIE! See... this right here is why you are NEVER allowed to leave blogland. I am so in love with this skirt and the idea (SO CLEVER) and your pictures turned out great! I love the cardi and the brown wrap around belt...and the BOOTS! PLEASE link this up to this week's DIY Diva Thursdays!! :)

elise said...

I am SO insanely in love with this skirt.

Ami w/AliLilly said...

LOVE IT!!! It's seriously fantastic!!! It looks AMAZING on you too! :)

huntressofnostalgia said...

Great upcycle idea! I turned a crochet table runner into a top last week so I'm glad I'm not alone in turning linens into clothes!

Jaymie said...

Just found your blog through the Monday link-up at My Junk Drawer. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to be a follower. :) LOVE this skirt. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jaymie @ http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com

Elise Engh said...

What a clever way to use a tablecloth! That skirt is gorgeous- it makes me want to make one. I think I'll be hunting down old tablecloths with ruffles now.

http://growcreative.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

Very cute. I think even I can make one of those. ;) (I can't sew worth a darn.)
Well worth $6!
:)

Catherine said...

Beautiful! I love the spinning picture. :) So fun!

kristen said...

That is SO CUTE!! I love it. Can you make me one? :)

Thanks BTW for linking up.

beingFab said...

Soo pretty!! You look really cute in it!! For some reason, these pics remind me of Anne of Green Gables :-)

ivalex said...

It si so interesting end beautiful.
I like this. Have a Nice Day

Shelley said...

NEVER would have thought that was once a table cloth!!! It's gorgeous :D I want one!

Thanks for sharing!

Kei said...

That's such a cute skirt! Would never have imagined it started life as a table cloth. Yay for repurposing!

Summer said...

Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Sumo:)

liZ evans said...

Super cute! I love taking one thing and turning it into something else! Really, super cute.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

Emily said...

That is a gorgeous skirt/tablecloth! I've been on the lookout for a cool round tablecloth but haven't found anything nearly as cool as yours! (just a bright red polyester with lace trim)

Cation Designs said...

What a beautiful skirt! And eco-friendly too! *runs off to the thrift store in search of circular tablecloths*

Found this from the Tea Rose Home Link Party.

Mindie Hilton said...

I love your skirt, and the pics are wonderful. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time on Friday.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

So cute! I love it! I also LOVE the name of your blog!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

What a fabulous skirt! What a great idea to upcycle! I want to invite you over to my site to link up to my What's In The Gunny Sack? party!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

LOVE! Think I am gonna look for some eyelet!

eye_on_sparrow said...

That skirt looks like it was fun to sew and so much fun to wear. Great upcycle too.

Cynthia Rahardja Clancy said...

What a beauty! And an awesome upcycling idea!

Condo Blues said...

Every woman needs a twirly skirt! Nice job.

Courtney McAulay said...

This is just awesome! I love it! I would love if you would come share this at the Crazy Cute Link Party @ Between U & Me! :D

http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/10/crazy-cute-link-party-22.html

Susan Woods said...

Very well done. I make clothes out of sheets quite often. Vintage sheets of course...

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Love, love, love this!

Q @ JAQS said...

Gorgeous!

I would like you to share your creation at my linky party when you get a chance at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

lauryn said...

wow... very very cool. i would love for you to link this up to my flashback fridays party going on!
go check it out!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

MJ said...

This is adorable! Well done :)

Domestic Goddesque said...

Wow! What an utterly brilliant idea! i love your serious face too :D

by night said...

awesome!

Jenn Erickson said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful, creative and simply upcycle! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a nice vintage tablecloth now!

So glad I saw your link-up at JAQS Studio today!

Pinning your post to my "Repurposing Genius" Board!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

The Fifth Street Mama said...

This is too fabulous! I want one so bad! Now I will have to scour the local stores for a table cloth!

Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

Love that skirt. How fabulous that you made it out of a tablecloth. I want one now.

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so simple! Amazing!

I hope you'll link up to Knick of Time Tuesday!

Blessings,
Angie
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love this skirt! What a quick and easy and lovely skirt! I am going to start looking in the tablecloth sections more often. This is just perfect! I'm featuring it tonight on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! Thanks so much for linking up!

Rachel said...

So lovely! And I love all the pictures of the skirt in action!

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Amazing Upcycled!!! You are just too too cute!

I featured you on {Crazy Blessed Love} Friday Features! Come grab a button!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Ok. So, um... this is gorgeous!! You did an excellent job! Cant believe it was a tablecloth. I love it!!

~Nikki
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

btw...I would love it if you would link this up to my linky party going on now! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-4.html

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