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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Woodland Tree Skirt

The new pattern for Woodland Tree Skirt is finished and the instructions are ready and waiting to go out to you.  It is super quick and simple, with large pattern pieces and all straight seams.
It began with the notion that I wanted to sew something new for Christmas, something fuss free.  I sketched it out first in blue and silver;  an angled edge on each tree creates a dynamic secondary design where the seams connect.  I love how the silver points look like frost.
When it came time to sew however, I found myself gravitating towards more earthy, traditional tones of green and gold.
You can use it for a table topper as shown in the blue sketch, or easily leave out the top tip of the tree for a centre opening on a tree skirt.
It finishes to 40" across, but is easily made larger by adding an outside border.  Three little snaps hold the skirt closed.  The pattern is being offered for sale in two formats:  a regular printed pattern for $12.95, or as an instant pdf download through Craftsy for $9.00.  If you purchase through Craftsy, that price includes all taxes and delivery is immediate to your computer so you can start stitching right away.  If you have never used Craftsy before, there is no cost to join and it's a very simple process.  Locally the pattern is available at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, or directly from my website.
This has put me in the mood for more Christmas projects;  I never tire of sewing Christmas!  

4 comments:

  1. Love the blue and silver option.....it really says "winter" to me.

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  2. Love your newest pattern. One can never have enough Christmas items around the house! So nice to have your presence back in the blogging world Karen. Lucy

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