Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tablecloth Dress #4 - Endangered Species

And now for something completely different...

Yep, those are big elephant pockets

complete with a  lion in them, uh-huh.

Let me tell you...
This tablecloth was so big, I was able to get the skirt and bodice out of it.  Having elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, zebras, wildebeests, plus vessels on a tie-dyed tablecloth is about as good as you can get.  Finding a checked plaid woven tablecloth for the center panel and inside pocket linings was pretty cool too.

A tablecloth dress for the ages.


Straight on.

Obligatory shoe shot from you-know-where.

To see details of Tablecloth Dress #4, just go to my Clothes from Summer page.  You even get to see the back!   And I've got at least 2 more coming...


18 comments:

  1. Wow. Your sense of textiles is truly a wonder, how you colour them, how you graft them together, how you drape them, how you pick them out in the first place. What a gorgeous piece, worn of course with great shoes. What's next, what's next!?

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    1. This one just fell into place. At least the tablecloths did, both from the same person at the same time! It did take days of maneuvering to finally figure a way to get all those animals in there. Unfortunately most of the wildebeest was forsaken.

      Well, the next one is like none other...

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  2. I'd love to hear more about the brand, etc., of the shoes. I'm always on the lookout for fab comfy shoes.

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    1. They are comfortable with really soft leather. The brand is Faryl Robin and I got them on ebay, although they looked new. Thanks for coming by Stashworth.

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  3. This one is sooooo fascinating! You had me at Elephant Pocket. I can't wait to see more!!!!

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. You will, believe me! And love this picture of you in big pants.

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  4. Your tablecloth dresses just keep getting better and better! Elephants and bears? Hell, YES! xxx

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    1. Reminds me of your monkey dress, Vix, in which several monkeys had to be sacrificed. In my case it was the wildebeests. sshhhh...

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  5. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite. I'm you are wearing them often because every single one is wonderful!

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    1. I do, I do wear them every day.

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  6. Best one yet! I love elephants. They were a favourite of my birth mom too. You've definitely gotten lots of use from this pattern!

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    1. I've got two elephant dresses now, both Tilton dress patterns. Different elephant fabric and different Tilton patterns. I know, this tablecloth pattern is going to self-destruct soon.

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  7. That is just the coolest thing. And if you spill something on it while you're eating....well....that's just what it's for!!

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    1. Plus I know how to take care of it: Oxy-clean or embroidery or applique.

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  8. Can't wait for the next ones! Pant pant! How can you be so fabulous?! Such a joy to see beautiful pieces of cloth that were perhaps ignored, suddenly receiving centre stage. Take a bow elephant dress! Wild cheers and applause:-D

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