Sunday, October 4, 2009

Good enough to eat

I love this pattern! It's super easy to make, and look how cute it is! I think the only problem that I have with it is the fact that I'd never be able to eat if I was wearing it.

What else is cool about this pattern? The bottom two versions are made from a tablecloth! Make it with a 68"-70" round tablecloth, and you'll be done in a New York minute. How cool is that? Personally, I'd stick to Version 1 (on the bottom right), and try to find a tablecloth with some metallic threads in it, especially if it had the scallops it's showing in the illustration.

I was cruising around last night, looking for a vintage tablecloth of the appropriate size, just to see what it would've looked like, back in the day. I didn't have a lot of luck, but I did find this Vera tablecloth with poppies on it, and thought it would be pretty perfect. I don't know that I could've done it though, since that tablecloth still had the matching napkins with it. I'm a sentimentalist, and probably couldn't have done that to the set, after making it all the time without being separated. Pretty foxy outfit though, isn't it?


  1. You could buy the set and make pillows with the napkins! Cute pattern!

  2. I remember this pattern or ones like it. I remember making a dress out of african fabric from it in 1969. I loved that dress.