I started with the blocks for this way back this summer. It’s a good thing because I would never have finished in time for Christmas otherwise. The pattern is from Stitched in Color’s tutorial and the fabric is Fa La La La La by French General for Moda with Essex linen in natural. Although I consider myself a “modern” sewist, I do love the vintage look of these colors and textures. One problem I had is with the opening; it’s much too big. I added a band but it wasn’t enough to cover the tree stand.
I chose to use covered buttons and loop closures instead of ties to give it a more finished look. It’s too bad the skirt is all covered up with gifts already. Such a terrible problem, I know! This seems so huge while I was sewing the top and lining together but it’s actually the perfect size. See?