Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Last Tablecloth Dress

Although I didn't know that at the time...

~ Hi, I'm having a delightful time in the neighborhood ~

It was a lovely day, weather-wise.  And I'm wearing one of the last of a series of tablecloth dresses I made based on Marcy Tilton's French house dress pattern, Vogue 8813.  In fact, this series really took off on Pinterest last year or so when I started them.  Something like 5,000 pins each...  And I didn't even have a pinterest page or whatever.


~ back view ~

This was one of the few (only?) that used one tablecloth for the entire dress.  All the others combined at least 3 to make a dress and that was the fun part - auditioning cloths to see which ones worked best together.


~ I just luv this dress ~

And it's so nice to bring them all out every summer.  Loverly old linen dresses that can be thrown in the wash and come out looking even better than ever.  Somehow I never got around to getting this one photo-ed with me in it.  So here we are.  Thanks Sara.


~ with Crocs from e-bay ~

Hopping on over to the famous Patti and the Visibles of Not Dead Yet StyleThen Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and TellCome on by.


22 comments:

  1. Such a comfy dress! You look so breezy and cool.

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  2. Such a cheery dress, and I adore those vintage prints. xox

    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Yep, they don't make them like that anymore. Unless they're copying...

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  3. What an easy breezy dress! I looooves it

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  4. Perfect! I love that particular green, and the way that the flower placement is somewhat but not entirely symmetrical. This dress does look so lovely to wear.

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    1. I like it too. The bold stripes combined with flowers. I think it has an Asian-esque flavor.

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  5. I love this dress, what great style and panache you have...I love the fact you made from vintage recycled textiles.

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    1. Me too. It's #7 in the series. I made many more dresses, tops and pants from tablecloths. But just 7 dresses from that particular pattern.

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  6. This dress is a beauty - I would like to have it in my wardrobe. I think it would fit in there.
    Are you feeling better yet?
    Norma x

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    1. Well, you can, Norma. But I see you're rather busy at the moment.

      Yes, since I haven't been sewing much, my shoulder is feeling better and better. An no pills either. Thanks for asking.

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  7. I bet those tablecloth dresses are sooo comfortable to wear in the summer! The pattern is so pretty, and you've added just enough details to give it a nice shape.

    I would have never known those were Crocs if you hadn't mentioned it. Who knew they made shoes that weren't Godawful ugly?

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    1. I know. Not only that, but these are the most comfy shoes I own. Springy even. And they're pale pink with tree prints.

      The dress is straight from the pattern. Well, it said it was for knits only. nah. And I made a much smaller size than indicated (how often does that happen?) Oh, and I raised the waistline some. I think that's it.

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  8. Such a Springy colour! I love old tablecloths and once they've been washed and dried they look even better! Great job.

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    1. Yes, and you really don't have to worry about spilling anything on them!

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  9. beautiful dress!! love the colors and the pattern of the print and that cut - simple yet interesting and very flattering! kimono-sleeves!!
    the crocs are a perfect match!
    xxxxxx

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    1. It just makes me want to make even more of them!

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  10. Gorgeous - I am loving the back as much as the front! There's no fabric so wonderfully vintage as tablecloths, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. Well. Just so's you know. I am one of the crazy stalkers that pinned your dress and YOU to my Pinterest board...because you are awesome!!! Actually this dress may be partly responsible for my current sewing shenanigans. It's your fault, Ms. Thang!!

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    1. Aha! And how do I find this pinteresting board of yours Mz. Connie? + how's the sewing going?

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