Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Christmas Tree Skirt a Mere 9 Months in the Making

 I am trying to not start any new projects or buy any new supplies until I finish up the old ones.  (This decision is also probably contributing to the lack of projects on the blog lately).

I've wanted to make myself a new Christmas skirt for the past dozen years or so, but have just never got around to it.  This year, I was determined and even went so far as to buy some fabric, which has been lying in a pile on the floor mocking me since November. 

So last week, I started on this baby and it has taken me an entire freaking week.  
(not an actual Christmas tree)

I was worried the original wouldn't be big enough so I added a few layers to mine.
       row 12 pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 24 pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 3pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 47 pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 58 pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 6: 9 pieces of 6" x 42"
       row 7: 10 pieces of 6" x 42"

Also, because I am insane, I finished all my edges.

It was a tedious project and I am sure I will have dreams that I am being smothered by ruffles for weeks to come, but I am thrilled with how it turned out.  I guess I can actually put it out it in a mere 3 months.

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  1. It's beautiful!!

    I want to make one myself, now if I can only find the time!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow your tree skirt is so pretty! Great fabric choices.
    It is so hot out there and I cannot even stand the sight of pumpkins at the stores. But you are right, in just about 3 months, all we think about will be Christmas!

  3. So pretty! Love all the ruffled layers and pretty colours.

  4. Love. This is going on my massive to-do list. I'm in the same boat as you...trying to complete all my zillions of half projects before I dive into any new ones. "Pinning" this one for the future! -diane

  5. I love this--I am pinning so I can make it later. I know what you mean about finishing the edges. I too always seem to do that. I thin I will do this with the tattered edges. I like that look better but am always afraid it will not last. I am not too encouraged that it took you a week though:) Oh well, so pretty it is worth it! :)

  6. This is gorgeous! I am so in love! Pinned! I'd love for you to share this at my link party on Tuesday.

  7. This turned out gorgeous! Worth all the trouble. I need to finish all my half-finished projects too ... my craft space is OUT OF CONTROL!

  8. Wow! This is so precious! I think it's adorable. :)

  9. Your tree skirt it just as pretty as can be! I've been wanting to make one for YEARS. Maybe this will be the year to get it done.

  10. Oh my that is lovely. I have a sewing machine and I am a little intimidated. This really makes me want to jump right in. You did such a great job and I love the colors. Rhonda

  11. Nice! Love the ruffle-ness, and the fabric! It's on my to-do list for this year, but really I'm in no hurry... Definetely gonna keep yours in mind when planning it out, great job! And thanks for sharing, even if it is in August!

  12. Great project! Found it on Skip to my Lou

  13. You are a genius to start this so early! It looks beautiful!

  14. It turned out so great!
    Christmas in August is my favorite anyway...

  15. It turned out so pretty! Love the colors you chose and those ruffles are well done! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!

  16. Amazing job Tara and so worth the time and effort. You'll have the best looking Christmas tree this year for sure.
    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  17. This is Gorgeous!! I LOVE it! I want to make one too!! I LOVE the fabrics you used!! Great job!:)

  18. What a BEAUTIFUL tree skirt!!!!! I love the different fabrics you used, and the colors look beautiful together! Just lovely!

  19. It took me a freaking week to finish my stenciled wall and was so glad I stayed with it, now you should be glad you stayed with it cause it is gorgeous. I want one. Now that you have it done pat wouldn't you like to make me one - pretty please! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  20. I've seen that on Pinterest and really want to make one before I put up my tree this year. That is so freaking cute!

  21. Oh it's just gorgeous! Fantastic job! I'm pinning :)

  22. I've been thinking about doing this for our tree this year. Thanks for the tutorial, its beautiful!

  23. Your skirt is so pretty, worth the wait! :) Thank you so much for linking up to our party!

  24. I just love it and want to make one for my daughter! The link to the tutorial says you have to be invited do I get invited to that blog? Thanks!!!!

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