UCreate has a Create With Me feature every month, and I decided to join in this month, hence the early completion of this skirt. This month, there were two tutorials: a drop-cloth tree skirt and scrappy stockings. I was thinking about combining the two and doing a scrappy tree skirt, and when I saw this tree skirt at Anthropologie, I knew that's exactly what I was going to do. The gathering and buttons on my skirt were inspired by Anthro's skirt.
There was no rhyme or reason to the pieces of the skirt. I literally just started cutting and sewing. Since it was pieced, I used two layers of fabric instead of one to cover all the seams. The hardest part (emotionally anyway) was folding it and cutting it into a circle. I had to cut off whole pieces. Ahh! Really, who likes to take a pair of scissors to a project (I mean one that you like)?
Here's a close-up of some of the buttons and gathering:
This was my first time joining in a Create with Me. It was a lot of fun! I think I'll have to do it again.
Now that we have our tree up, here's a picture of the tree skirt under the tree. Miss Bella hung up the ornaments herself, and she doesn't quite get the idea of spacing yet. I figure it adds character.