It’s been a bit drizzly and only warming up very lately so I’ve been a lot more focused inside than outside. But this simple sewn tablecloth for the patio dinner table is the bridge between winter and summer. I hope!
Made from Echino prints (a Japanese textile company I am besotted with right now), the heavy weight of the cotton makes a perfect weight for this endeavour. The border fabric was bought for me by Brian and my mom bought the center panel – both for my birthday. Originally this was going to be a bag, but I really wanted a tablecloth and this fabric was crying out to me to be used.
In other sewing news, I cut out the fabric for a basic four-panel skirt (elastic waist) last night for my first attempt at sewing clothing. Afterwards I realized that my print isn’t going to match up so it might be a bit wonky, but I’m using cheap ($5 per metre) rayon so it doesn’t matter much. If the pattern basically works to make, I’ve got some much more expensive Robert Kaufman cotton (cannot find a picture of online) that I am thinking to pair up with a Kona solid or a checked print to make an alternating panel skirt with some ric-rac trim or other embellishment. So hopefully I can put together the simple rayon skirt from the pattern I am using because it’s a bit of a test to see if I can go onto the next level of cutting into pricier material for clothing.