I found this fabric a very long time ago, but have been too scared to cut into it for fear of wrecking it. I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that it used to be a tablecloth! I loved the colours and the fringing, and knew it had to become a skirt, but wasn't sure how much to cut out of the middle. When I saw the Circle Skirt tutorial on Made, I knew the planets had aligned and the time had come to make this! The fabric is very drapey and it moves so nicely when I walk. A skirt is so much more useful than a round tablecloth, don't you think?
Today felt too hot to even think about cardigans, but another tutorial caught my eye this week and I had to try it. I've been following Grosgrain for a while and think Kathleen is a fashion genius; she manages to make very stylish clothes from the most improbable thrifty finds. I followed this tutorial, but check all her November posts for great ideas for upcycling knits. I found this Sabatini knit top in the op shop for $2 yesterday, and it looked perfect for my plan. It was too big, so I took it in along the sides and arms, and cut the front open.