Added Jul 14, 2008
I have boxes of beautiful old linens in my basement, hidden from view and largely forgotten. When the Jennifer Sew Along started this amazing linen tablecloth with appliquéd and embroidered lanterns popped into my mind. Why not bring it out of the dark and let it see the world?
I wanted my Jennifer to have a more summery feel than it’s plaid counterpart so I cut the neck a little wider and deeper and made wide, floaty sleeves with no cuffs. I was going to add the pleats at the waist but ended up feeling there was enough going on with the lanterns and the hand pick-stitching which was on the original tablecloth. I just let it fall where it may.
Vintage linen tablecloth, vintage buttons
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Fashion & Trends
See our picks for holiday parties, from brunch to a New Year's Eve bash!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
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