The skirt is made from strips of Christmassy fabric, red with gold trees and white with different colour stars. I have stitched them around the waist and to begin with expected to trim them so that the tree trunk was in full view.
Most of the leaves were stitched over the body and I made extra holly leaves to cover her ample bosom
I made smaller holly leaves for her headdress and sculpt her face
and now she looks like this.
As the skirt was thin gauzy fabric the tree trunk shows through quite nicely and so I have left the strips longer than on the other versions I have made.
She is by no means finished but some of her added embellishments will wait until Christmas.
The pattern is by Julie McCullough of Magic Threads and was an online class in 2003.