I bought this table cloth from a charity shop a week or so ago for £3.50. More than perhaps I would like to spend on a tablecloth 2nd hand but I couldn't leave it behind! I love those yellow flowers too much! I knew immediately what I would be doing with it so as soon as I had a spare evening I got going!
Now I have a large circular piece with a whole in the middle. I cut where I wanted the back seam to be and then measured the length of the fabric. It was 80cm and I needed to half it.
I set about pinning my gathers. I used 8cm per gather and folded it so that the 8cm became 4cm therefore by the time I had finished my skirt is half the length of when I started. I used the same gathering as I did here so click on the link to get the full tutorial. Once you have pinned your pleats run a line of straight stitching to hold them in place and press firmly.
Now I added a bias binding waist band. This can be made as thick or thin as you like - I really liked the little band on this skirt so I went for it.
I'm pretty happy with the result - 1.5hours work(if you can call it that as for me sewing is an absolute pleasure) and £3.50 later I have a fab new skirt - plus I can say - Yes I did make that :)
Have a great weekend!