Friday, November 2, 2012

Head Over Heels DIY Friday: Home Fashions Turned Scarf Fashion?

Would you wear a tablecloth? 
Well, I guess I should say part of a tablecloth.... and my answer is- "Yes, yes I certainly would". 
And part of a tablecloth turned accessory looks darn cute right?!?!  I'm very much Head Over Heels with this tablecloth DIY!

Okay, I know I am obsessed with home decor and it might look like I have taken my obsession to a weird level by wearing home decor but I have to explain how this happened (and rest assured I will not be sporting a bath towel dress anytime soon). I found this beautiful vintage tablecloth at an antique store a couple weeks ago for just $2.00!
 I saw it hanging on a rack with other vintage tablecloths and I just thought it was so beautiful.  As my brain really drilled down to what I loved, it was the woven design of the fabric.  It was a peach color with a damask, stripe, and rose pattern throughout.  Just gorgeous AND the best yet was how lightweight it felt.  It seemed like it would drape nicely...
 That is when it hit me! 
I didn't want to put it on a table, I wanted to WEAR it!!!  How could you not think that?  After all, it is fabric and you can make a tablecloth out of a lot of different fabrics just like a scarf right?  Plus, for just $2.00 it was a steal!

I brought it home and got out my sewing machine, scissors, and a tape measure.  The tablecloth measured out to be 50" x 80".  I measured out some of my other scarves at home and found that cutting the cloth in half would be just what I needed to make a nice generously sized scarf at 25" x 80".  The length might sound long, but I LOVE longer scarves! There are many more ways you can wear them!

 I have to admit, it was kind of scary cutting the table cloth in half but I trusted my scarf idea would work out just fine.  Once I had it cut, I did a simple double turned hem on so there would be no raw edges.
 Then came the fun part- seeing how it looked! 

I know it's my own creation, but I am just loving how it turned out! I love the fabric, the detail, the color, everything!  Not to mention it is a mix of vintage and DIY :)

What do you think?  Are you Head Over Heels for this DIY idea too?


OR...

Am I crazy for turning a tablecloth into a fashionable accessory?

Would you have done it too?

What would you do with the other half of the tablecloth?

 Hope you liked the DIY and with that I am just sticking with all Fridays being a DIY post.  So hopefully you'll keep stopping by if you know you'll see some kind of creative creation each week :)

Have a great weekend!  I'm working on the vestibule tomorrow for most of the day, I might get some extra pics posted on our Facebook page as I go!

10 comments:

  1. Love it and Vice-Versa, I just used a winter scarf as a dresser scarf. It had just the right colors I needed for new paint in room! Love your blog!

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  2. Wow!! it turned out great, love how you thought outside of the box. I would turn the remaining fabric into cushion covers, you can never have too many accent cushions imho :)

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  3. I love it... it is hard to find a good scarf, unless you are ready to shell out some serious bucks.

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    1. Yes! I think I scored some really fancy fabric with this tablecloth, it was meant to be a scarf!

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  4. great idea! Also, your hair is super cute in these photo's :)

    polishandsugar@gmail.com

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    1. Hey thanks :) I'm still working on my bangs, they take so long to get used to!

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  5. I say sew up the other half and give it as a gift! I am sure your friends have the same taste as you!

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    1. That's a fun idea and I can definitely use Christmas gift ideas! Thanks!

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