Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tattered Table Cloth Skirt

My last day before I start school again. Sigh... I was having so much fun in my sewing room. I have been working on a new skirt for my Etsy site. It is made from an old tablecloth I had in my hope chest. It had a hole in the middle and I decided to just tear it open all the way. I decided to fold the torn part over to make a little apron and do a little painting and applique. I think it looks pretty nice. I have been making most skirts wrap around but I decided to do this one with an elastic waist.

So here it is. I had the most fun! I used a fabric dye to do some painting and an old cotton table cloth for the skirt.  I figure it will need to be washed in cold water and no dryer from now on.

Here is the finished skirt.

Here is a close up.

I should have it on Etsy soon.


  1. Enjoyed your blog - and was interested in your last name - it's the same as mine - and it's not that common - I'm Teri Henningsen from NC Kansas! Maybe we are family?

    1. Hi Terri, My Henningsen family came from Pueblo ,Colorado. My great uncle was Edgar Henningsen. If you are related, you would have come from his side of the family. It would be very interesting if we were related.