It didn't take much to get my scissors into another tablecloth. I found this one a few weeks ago at the flea. The price was right and the colors were charming. The weight of these tablecloths make them perfect for clothing. I can't buy good fabric for the twelve dollars I paid for this designer tablecloth.
3/8 inch Elastic
Fantastic Tutorial from Running with Scissors
I must admit that I have never shirred fabric before. There was a lot of trial and error on my part. I had trouble keeping my seam lines straight with the subsequent rows because the fabric was already gathering. In the end you couldn't really tell and I always leave my shirt untucked so I let it go.
I love pockets. So much so that I think they should be on wedding dresses. They make every thing more comfortable. There was not enough fabric from the tablecloth to make the inset fabric. I used some pink linen I had on hand to make it work. The linen had the right weight and color.
It is nice to know that I will not be wearing something off the rack tomorrow in the 100'F heat. Skirts always feel cooler to me. I am wearing it with my basic white tank top. Some flip flops and I should be set...right up until I have to get out of the car!
I am so happy with these pockets. The seam stays flat. They are nice and deep. It gives a nice dimension to a simple skirt.
Did I tell you how much I like the stripes?
I might be sweating bullets tomorrow but at least I will be styling...I am more worried about my kiddo on the field in a full polyester outfit and no shade. Fingers crossed it will be worth the sweat, heat, sun and hopefully the win!