But I have had my eye on the tutorial by Bryn Alexandra since I started blogging in January.
In the end, i didn’t follow directions very long …so this is my version.
I wanted more of a “buffet” in my dining room, and this chinoiserie style table my parent’s gave me was a little short, so I propped the legs up higher and decided to skirt it.
I started by measuring the width, height and depth of all sides and the top of the table. I then added 1.5″ to each measurement (to account for the hem). Next, cut out your pieces.
I copied this great diagram off of Bryn’s blogto show you the pieces you should have after cutting.
Next, fold the 2 sides of each piece over 3/4″, pin and iron. Then repeat, only hem the bottom of each piece once (3/4″) and leave the top of the fabric unfolded (this is what you attach to the fabric for the top of your table).
To make the skirt appear tailored, I laid the top piece on the top of the table and marked a line along the edge of the table. I then folded the edge of the fabric over, to touch the line, ironed and hemmed.
Now lay the top piece of your fabric right side up and line the top edge (the raw edge) of your side piece (wrong side up) of fabric up with the edge of the table top piece of fabric. Pin, sew and repeat with the 3 other side pieces.
Now your basic table skirt is finished, all that is left is to attach the corner pieces. Unfortunately, at this point I was running behind and did not take pictures. I simply attached the corner pieces to the underside of the table skirt with hemming tape.
I also attached the green grosgrain ribbon with to the edge of each side with a piece of double sided hemming tape.