From a tablecloth to a skirt
One of her purchases from our morning trip to the charity store was a red and white checked cotton tablecloth. She took one look at it and decided to make a box pleated skirt.
We had a cup of coffee and cupcakes that she had made for us
And she immediately began to measure and mark her pleats
.I love the enrergy of the young ones (she is 18 and has been studying sewing with us since age 9) they want to see the results immediately.
She purchased flizeline, or vilene or pellon depending on where you come from :)
She wanted quite a high waistband so it had to be sitffened to retain its shape.
She worked on the rest of the skirt at home and doesn't have a button hole stitch or even a zigzag so she sewed buttonholes by hand.
2 large black buttons and hooks and eyes for the skirt band closure.
Deep set in seam side pockets.
I love how it looks on her and tried to convince her to keep it long.
I didn't have any luck. She knows exactly what look she wants and here it is.