Can you believe we are almost done? Woohoo! All we have left to do is attach our ruffles to our base. Please check out the suggestions in the pattern. Your ruffles do NOT have to be the exact length of the line on your base. If it is, that's awesome...but if you are like me, it's going to be a little off. The pattern instructions will tell you how to deal with this issue, so check it out before you start sewing.
This is where your basting spray or fabric glue stick will come in handy. If you are an experienced sewer and are confident that your ruffles fit, you can skip pinning, basting or gluing and just go right to sewing. Pinning, however, will help you to see that your ruffles are the correct length so you will know what to expect when you get to the end of the seam (and the ruffle) so you can deal with any issues BEFORE you sew.
If you are still working on gathering or have fallen behind in any of the other steps, you will have the weekend to catch up. Don't give up and keep on sewing!
When you are all done, you can hem or serge the inside edge, if desired, but it is probably just fine the way it is (your preference).
This is Day 5 and the last official day of the sewalong. I have entirely enjoyed hosting it and want to thank Liz and Raedene of Little Lizard King for giving me this opportunity. I will still be here and available to help you all out with questions throughout today and the weekend during catch-up time. Let's get those beautiful tree skirts posted - can't wait to see everyone's creations!