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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Curtain Christmas Tree Skirt

I put up my Christmas tree for the first time in 8 years. I'm lacking a tree topper and a Tree Skirt.

So, when you become known for making stuff out of trash, family and friends pawn their trash off on you. I got this gaudy shiny curtain from my mother who thought I might make a Play dress out of it. Instead, it shall go under my tree.

I cut off the side panels and the ruffle from across the top. I cut the ruffle in half.

Then I am going to pin and sew on the ruffle to the side of the panel that doesn't have a ruffle.

Then I sewed the two panels to each other but only halfway up, the slit will go around the base of my fake tree.

And here it is under the tree, not exactly a skirt since it's square, but lots less sewing and cutting then if I decided to make it a circle.


pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Looks great!! And... I'm right there with you on having the rep for being the person to give one's unwanted "treasures"/cast-offs to. the neighbors are used to my dumpster diving so they'll just call now and ask if I want it before putting it out at the curb!

Sewing-Chick said...

Nice job! My Christmas tree skirt is from a red bridesmaid dress I wore back in May :) I figured I'd get more than one use out of that freaking $75 dress!