Onto how to update a dated Christmas Tree Skirt using a Ruffle Scarf...
While shopping at Michael's last week I stumbled upon these pretty ruffle scarves on clearance. Like a true DIYer I didn't think, "oh, such a pretty scarf". That would be too easy instead my mind immediately went to "oh wow, that would make such a pretty tree skirt".
With the gold metallic side of my old tree skirt facing up I pinned the scarf over top along the outer edge of the skirt and sewed it in place following the stitch line on the scarf.
I wanted the gold fabric underneath to be seen under the first ruffle and therefore sewed it in place along the second stitch of the scarf rather than the hem line.
I did a basting stitch with my sewing machine along the top hem of the scarf.
Very carefully without breaking the thread I pulled the top thread of the basting stitch and gathered the fabric until it was the same size as the opening of the tree skirt.
I pinned and sewed the scarf in place at the top of the skirt.
You can see in the photo below that on the right side of the skirt I left a ruffle unattached so it will overlap and conceal the buttons. Along the left side of the skirt opening I sewed three large buttons. I could have used pretty festive red ones but they will not be seen.