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tablecloth to t-shirt

Added May 8, 2012

by emilief

Paris, France






I found that tablecloth at my favorite second hand shop on St Laurent street and I couldn’t resist its washed out orange color and white print. I made a simple t-shirt out of it using an old McCalls pattern (found in the same second hand shop for 25cts)
It has a little 90’s vibe to it but it is ok.
The fabric was not wide enough for the pattern so I just attached two pieces of fabric together leaving one overlapping the other. Unfortunately they are not the same color, it is less obvious in real life than in the pictures so that is ok too.




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    May 25, 2012, 01.15 PMby baroness

    looks very nice. if something doesn’t go according to plan, i always call it ‘a feature’. the different shades actually make the blouse more interesting.

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    May 11, 2012, 09.15 PMby sewbecause

    Love this top, what good use of a tablecloth! Just found the pattern in my size, for anyone wondering 5422 easy McCalls. I am exited to use it!

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    May 10, 2012, 07.54 PMby jacquipardue

    It looks so cute on you, what darling fabric! I thought the different shades was intentional—it doesn’t look bad at all!

  • Missing

    May 10, 2012, 11.09 AMby mkim630

    Really cute. I Actually like the two diff shades!

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    May 9, 2012, 12.33 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i like the two different shades! i thought at first perhaps that you had the bottom piece wrong side out which i liked too. also. your so right about the orange great fitting shorts btw :p

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    May 8, 2012, 11.59 PMby plethora

    Super cute!

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    May 8, 2012, 11.50 PMby CelticButterfly

    Why did I never think of that before: making a shirt from a table-cloth. It really is such a simple idea, but such a great idea. This look really cute. Good job :)

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    May 8, 2012, 11.29 PMby locosewer

    Love your top!!! I really like how the top is a 2 different shades . Which McCall’s pattern did you use?

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