What are you most proud of? Being able to take the tree skirt that my mother made & figure out how to make it from scratch. What advice would you give someone starting this project? the wider the lace, the more difficult it will be to get it to lay flat. I chose a lace with a little stretch to it. For the bows, I didn't actually tie the bow, I just folded the ribbon in a bow shape, pinned them & stitched the middle to secure them to the skirt.