Heirloom Tree Skirt Revisited Revisited

These photos aren’t much better than the last (the sun is still refusing to cooperate with me), but here are a couple more photos of the “Heirloom Tree Skirt” now that it has been finished-finished by my talented seamstress roommate:

"Heirloom Tree Skirt" FinishedPlease note how the fringe I chose oh-so-many-years-ago exactly matches the fringe from the pattern’s cover photo (see yesterday’s entry for comparison).

And here’s a close-up with the lining showing:

"Heirloom Tree Skirt" Lining Close-upIt feels so good to be able to cross this project off my list that I don’t even care that you can see the lining showing through from the other side. My roommate wisely offered to put in a layer of batting or buckram of some sort, but I foolishly declined. So you can see slight shadows of the lining fabric’s holly pattern from the front of the skirt. Oh well, I can live with it. I’m not going to replace my former guilt over not finishing this project before my mother’s death with new guilt over not making the right decision about the lining. Live and learn.

I think my mom would have loved it.

2 thoughts on “Heirloom Tree Skirt Revisited Revisited

  1. Kate,
    Thank you for replying to my post. I enjoyed reading your blog and am so excited that you still have the pattern for the tree skirt. Every Christmas when I take out that skirt, I am so frustrated with myself that I never finished it and thanks to you I now have the opportunity to do that. If you will send me your mailing address, I will reimburse your for the cost. Here are all the ways you can reach me:


    Thanks again!


    1. Hello, Jennifer,

      I tried to send you an email thanking you, but it keeps getting bounced back. So, I hope this gets to you — this is the email I was sending you:

      I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to write this email, but I wanted to
      thank you sincerely for the Starbucks gift card. It was quite an
      unexpected treat! I love a good caramel macchiato! It just proves again
      that crafters are the nicest people.

      Thanks for following the blog — I’m going to be posting more in the
      next couple months. And, again, sorry for taking so long to thank you.
      That was really sweet of you.




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