Monday, March 24, 2014

Before & After/ The cheery little vanity table, skirt and chair

I finally got the skirt finished for the little vanity and I think it turned out pretty well considering my sewing skills. Sewing is something that I have to take my time with, more times than not I end up ripping seams and resewing and that isn't good, I don't like ripping seams! When things go well, I love to sew and I get so much satisfaction making things myself. This wasn't a hard project by any means, I've done harder (slipcovers!) but it was a hassle gathering the ruffle. I sewed two rows so I could pull both of the threads to make it a lot easier to gather but one of my threads broke, so I gathered all 250" by hand using one thread. It did take awhile but that's ok, I took my time and didn't stress.............too much:)

I almost forgot to say that my little problem with the fabric ended up not being a problem at all, I thought one of my fabrics was cut too short but after I got everything put together, I had more than enough for the length of the skirt. I would have thought of something............I always do!!

Before pictures

I am almost finished with the green bed also, hopefully I will get it done tomorrow or Wednesday. 

Cost rundown
7 yards of fabric & 60" of  Velcro..................40.00
Total cost of this project........$85.00

And that is getting my fabric at 40% off! 
This was a pretty pricey project for me, typically I don't spend this much, but the fabric is what cost in this case. 


  1. Anonymous6:04:00 PM

    It's positively adorable! I have a table and chair, very much like this one, in a distressed white. You may have inspired me to do something more with it!

  2. Yay! That's why I'm here!!

  3. So cute and cheery---someone will be thrilled to own this set. :) :) :)

  4. Thanks Deb, that is exactly what I wanted......cheery!

  5. That turned out super cute! I have a kitty or two that would love to make a little cat cave out of the area under the table skirt...I'm sure that's NOT what you were going for. :)

    1. Thanks Tricia! I'm sure the little girl who gets this will use it as a "fort"! I know my grand daughters would!

  6. Anonymous10:59:00 PM

    That came out too cute. I am about to do a similar table and I hope mines turns out just as great!! thanks for the great tips!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! Good luck with your project!


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