It's a little late in coming, but I have finally started to decorate for Christmas. I have almost finished with all the estate details, thank you cards have been sent, just a few more details to deal with. But they can wait and Christmas can't.
I made this tree skirt six or seven years ago. My husband loves victorian crazy quilts and Christmas decorations so I made this with him in mind.
I used an old Butterick pattern that I bought when it was new. Now you would call it vintage.
I collected scraps of velvets,satin, brocade, lame, and a rich cotton print. I tried to use every stitch on my machine to embellish each seam. I hand beaded some seams for extra glitz. I also used scraps of lace.
The background fabric is crushed velvet. It is lined with satin. I also added piping and fringe. With victorian styled items more is never enough.
Bailey had to investigate as we put the skirt around the base of the tree. She thinks everything is a blanket for her!