Inspired by this amazing tablecloth…
[photo via Hip Hooray]
I decided to make one for Ava Kate’s upcoming birthday party. I wanted it to be a pink background with pink, light pink and white ruffles…and a little bit of a vintage look to it. I used 5 rows of pink tulle, 3 rows of light pink tulle and 2 rows of white pink tulle…(mental note: light pink tulle and white tulle look exactly the same when layered over pink fabric).
- tulle ribbon…I used the 5 inch wide tulle that is sold on a spool. It is sold in 25 yard increments. I used 2 fuschia pink, 1 light pink and 1 white.
- cotton broadcloth fabric
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
- most importantly…a childfree environment so that you can use profanity as needed when figuring out the dimensions.
This project is time consuming but pretty easy once you get started. I folded my tulle in half to get a fuller look. Once sewn, I gathered it by hand creating the ruffle. I then added the ruffles to the fabric. I marked lines on the fabric before sewing the ruffles. Specific dimensions and measurements are hard to give as every table is different. I did my tablecloth is 3 pieces (2 short sides and 1 long side) and then pinned it to the fabric that is on top of the table from the underside. I am not going to sew the top and sides together so that I can use the tablecloth for different size tables in the future.
I started getting out some of my serving pieces so I can plan the layout and the treats for the table. Here is everything scattered all over the table….
and my favorite cupcake stand ever….