And this one is my favorite! I'm thinking the table might have something to do with it, love the color. I found this at Country Living.
I decided to hang some ornaments from my chandelier. I first wrapped some red berry and beaded garland around the top. I also taped some red and white ribbon to my chandelier and to my hurricane on the table. In the hurricane I filled it with red ornaments and gold pears.
For the chandelier and used different colors of ribbon and ornaments and hung them various lengths.
I just went on a Christmas fabric shopping spree to JoAnn's Fabric (don't tell my husband :/). I just finished this last night. So fun. My camera battery was dead so some of the pictures aren't as clear because they're from my phone.
I bought 3 types of christmasy patterns and got half a yard in each. I then cut them into six inch strips that have a slight angle on the sides and end up five inches at the top.
If you just keep flipping your fabric back and forth with a sample piece and cut around it you won't waste any more fabric than you have to. I am so not a perfectionist so they were definitely not precise.
When I was finished I had 9 strips of each. For my 5 yr old I used 5 strips each and for my 3 yr old I ended up with 4 each. If you only have one girl to make a skirt for you might at well make a smaller one for a gift or something :).
Then I just layed it out and figured out what pattern I wanted.
I surged all my pieces together but you can zig-zag them if you don't have a surger. Remember to always sew with right sides together and above you can see what it looked like before I sewed the two ends together.
I wanted the skirt to have a little flair so I added mesh netting and liner underneath to give it a little lift. I just roughly made them the same size, then put them inside the skirt and pinned them all together. Then I sewed them all together with a wide stitch.
Next, I made a gathering stitch and gathered the skirt to prepare it for theelastic band I attached it to.
For the tutorial on making a skirt with a wide elastic band click HERE.
Then I added a pink satin ribbon to cover my surged edge.
I found this perfect green shirt at Target and added this doiley lace to the top of it. I love how it turned out!