My lace tablecloth skirt

I haven’t felt very inspired of late in terms of outfit posts, and I don’t know why but that’s just the way it’s been. Until today when I knew the only way out of a creative funk was to just get on with things.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I picked up the fabric for this skirt at Savers. When I say ‘fabric’ I mean it was actually a tablecloth that I spied for all of $5.99.

A couple of years back I did a tutorial series on how to make a circle skirt ( see part one and part two) and used that basic idea here. No pattern needed as it was already in the shape of a circle.

It’s really effective if you are a Bowerbird and like to find bits of fabric that might be really special but just need to be made into a garment.

In order to get creative and work my way out of my inspiration block, I thought I would start with this skirt and build and outfit around it. So far, so good!

What I’m wearing:
Skirt: Lady Melbourne’s own DIY creation
Blouse: Living Doll factory outlet
Necklace: Lady of Leisure Millinery
Heels: Mark Fisher
Belt: Trent Nathan
Bag: Vintage Valentino I bought on Etsy

Cut work tablecloth skirt

Statement necklace

Lady like fashion

Mark Fisher heels

Lady like fashion

  • I love this and thanks for sharing all this beauty.

  • Fashionista

    Beautiful post Lady Melbourne, your creativity is inspiring. I was re-organising the linen cupboard the other day and Miss15 pounced upon an embroidered/lace combo tablecloth and has plans for a summer frock out of it, telling me that she is inspired by Nevenka. Said tablecloth was received as a wedding present in 1987 from a dear elderly relative and I have never used it as, well, lets just say it is not to my taste (I’m a fan of plain white damask cloths).