A Christmas skirt
I still remember the days when I thought a Christmas skirt was something you wore to a Christmas party. I had heard of “ugly sweater” parties, so imagine my surprise when a google search informed me that a Christmas skirt was for the tree to wear!!! I didn’t think they were a necessity, but once you know something exists you start noticing it everywhere.
Last year I thought I could make one: velvety, elegant, traditional, and then I came across something much more in my style, a fun applique house-and-trees one. I quickly bought the pattern online but being December I knew it would have been crazy to even try.
Fast forward 7 months and one sunny day in July (I’m guessing it was sunny) I went into a quilt shop to find “Christmas in July”, i.e. holiday fabrics for all good planners like me who want to be prepared ahead of time. I got myself some nice little fabrics and started putting it all together.
Ana helped with the stars:
The pattern couldn’t have been easier to follow. It has you securing the houses and trees right at the end when you do the quilting. I didn’t want to do this, it didn’t seem good enough, so instead I zigzagged around each house, door, window and tree first and then I did the quilting.
I copied the quilting design (pebbles) from the pattern because it looks like snowflakes. It was quite a lot of snowflakes but I enjoyed it.
Many, many, many pebbles/snowflakes later I was ready to cut and bind:
The three buttons are large presents with the bows on top – very appropriate – and the binding reminds me of peppermint canes.
Easy project and a nice addition to our Christmas tree. Now I only need to make another skirt for myself!