I am so excited to show off my latest sewing project.
A few days ago I finished sewing a new tablecloth for the dinning room table and I couldn't be more excited.
You see, I have been obsessing over this photo for months.
Isn't it fabulous!
I instantly fell for the over-sized gingham print with it's ruffled edges. And as if that wasn't enough, layering the pretty lace over the top had me swooning!
Ever since being inspired, I have been looking high and low for reasonably priced fabric so I could recreate the look.
I had just about given up my quest until a thrift store miracle occurred.
I was glancing through the bedding section of the store and happened to find a red plaid, flat sheet. It was super soft, thick cotton and I knew it would work perfectly for a tablecloth. Plus with a price tag labeled three dollars, no way was I passing it up.
I cut the sheet to the size I wanted and used the leftovers to create an easy pinch pleat for the bottom.
I love how it turned out.
I am still looking for a lace panel to go over the top.
In the meantime, I layer a pretty table runner from my stash in the middle of the table.
I think the pretty hand stitching and delicate edging looks amazing against the bold checks of the tablecloth.
On top of the runner, I placed a distressed beadboard box I built filled with fake flowers as a centerpiece.
I would have loved to fill the box with hydrangea's but they are so expensive this time of the year.
I looked for something else to use instead at my local grocery store but all their flowers were in a sorry state.
For now, the fake flowers give me the look I wanted and keep me happy.
The overall look is very cottage / farmhouse looking to me and I am loving it.
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