A plain white bedsheet. That was our Christmas Tree skirt for most of the years while I was growing up. Then when I married, the budget was too tight to purchase sonething we'd only be using a few days a year. After we had children and they were getting old enough to notice 'stuff' around the house, I decided that our tree needed to have a proper skirt.
By chance, I had the perfect pattern sitting in waiting. It was one that I had got from my mother-in-laws sewing room after she had passed away. It was several years before I got around to making it, but have loved it every year since. I used a McCall's Craft pattern #5013 (discontinued).
Shopping for the supplies was quite the challenge. I needed lining, shimmery fabric, lace, trim, bias tape and cording that all co-ordinated. Love that burgundy colour. After finishing the skirt, I had enough fabric and trim to make a matching table runner.
This year, I have fallen in love with a new tree skirt pattern, this one is crocheted and the pattern is from Red Heart: Granny Tree Skirt. I won't be making it for myself, but possibly for one or both of my children (for future use, should they ever decide to leave the comforts of home). Shown is the photo from the Red Heart site.
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