Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Clara's Tablecloth Dress


Clara was busy this week with this dress, which she created from a tablecloth. First she cut apart a darling but worn-out vintage housedress from a flea market in Philadelphia (do you remember that, Sally?) and made a pattern.


The fabric is indeed a bright vintage tablecloth from my neighbor Lisa. Clara loves these wild hues and looks great in them. 

She finished the dress off with a self-covered belt and vintage bakelite buckle in a matching blue. I was amazed--she hadn't sewn a dress in five years and of course there were no instructions. But that didn't slow her down.

17 comments:

Julie said...

A beautiful dress - perfect for your summer.

Fiona said...

Clever Clara! The dress is stunning.

Lisa said...

Clara - a great job! And very cool looking.

Lisateresa

Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries said...

Beautiful! And so is the dress!

Kimberlee said...

Oh, what a lovely dress! Clara is brilliant, both in design skills and beauty in blue. Like mother, like daughter!
(ps Tablecloths are indeed great for thrifting large amounts of fabrics for little money - my son has made a few peasant dresses for his sisters out of them. But Clara's takes the cake!)

Carol Pack Urban said...

Wow! I would never have thought "tablecloth!" Just beautiful. She is a perfect model.

Wendi said...

That is so beautiful! Like mother, like daughter...talent runs in the family.

Farrah said...

I've missed seeing vintage dresses on your blog.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is gorgeous!

Those colors are stunning on her!

Deanna

Eva Girl said...

Love it! Table linens, sheets, curtains...all great sources of yardage ; ) And, I love that the link at the bottom is for your other post about the same table cloth! The dress came out beautifully.

Rose said...

Oh Clara, the dress is lovely on you but it's the process that amazes me. Well done!

walkingthecat said...

Oh, but now she needs that matching purse!

seashoreknits said...

The dress is beautiful, Clara!
I am so impressed with your inventiveness and skills.
I made a dress once from a vintage sheet - but I could never have attempted it without a pattern. Thank you for the inspiration to just get in there and do it!!

Polly said...

I am impressed! Not only is it beautiful, it shows what skill she has. Lovely.

MushyWear said...

Clara did a beautiful job, and I love the way you photographed the dress!

Lynn said...

WOW - so proud of her and I don't even know her. Go Clara!

Chuck Berwick said...

I do remember that!!!! Love that fabric.

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