In July, the gals at Simple Simon and Company do a series called Skirting the Issue. This is an opportunity for the blogging community to sew skirts for girls of all ages and donate them to the little ones in foster care. When you visit their blog, you will see that bloggers take turns posting tutorials on a variety of different skirts. This is the first year I have sewn up two different skirts for donation. This first skirt is from a tutorial by Ajaire from Call Ajaire. I did a little mash up and added piping instead of adding the ruffles. This pattern is free on her site and she gives a complete tutorial on how to add the ruffles as well as how to sew up the skirt with a solid skirt.
I made my own piping using this cute pink dot and made the facings out of the same contrasting fabric. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and hopefully it will lite up the eyes of a little girl.
The second skirt is a quick sew and turns out cute every time. This is the Betty Skirt by The Shaffer Sisters. I made up the gathered skirt option, which is a yoke and gathered skirt. With the elastic waist it is simple and straight forward.
One reason I choose to do these skirts was that they both have elastic in the waist and I feel that it allows for more flexibility. They are both size 3 but the elastic waist gives some room for growth.
Be sure to visit Simple Simon and Company and see what Skirting the Issue is all about. A fun time and a worthy cause.
Happy Sewing, Donna
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