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In the spirit of this month’s theme, Wardrobe Refresh, I unearthed this awesome, simple project from CRAFT Volume 06 by the talented Erin McKean. Erin cleverly teaches you how to avoid the hassle of hems by using a vintage tablecloth to make a perfect skirt. What a fab idea! Basically, you wash, dry, and iron the tablecloth of your kitschy choosing, measure your waist, make a skirt doughnut, sew the side seams, install the zipper, and finish the waistband. Here’s the full project shared with you in our Digital Edition, and details on pockets, embellishments, and fit adjustments are available on the project page. To pick up a copy of CRAFT Volume 06, head on over to the Maker Shed. Enjoy!
Pictured above looking oh-so-lovely in the circle skirt is our very own staff editor, Arwen O’Reilly Griffith. Arwen is a brand new mama of a beautiful baby boy named Huxley. A very happy first Mother’s Day to you, Miss Arwen!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.



  1. Amy at Crabtree Studio says:

    Congratulations to Arwen – I’m so happy for you and your new adventure into motherhood! Boys are so much fun too!