Skirting the Issue

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.  skirt frontThis 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.

skirt backI 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.

betty skitOne 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


{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Pam @Threading My Way July 23, 2014, 7:32 am

    Two cute little skirts, Donna. LOVE the fabric in the second one… such a great combination.

  • Amy mayen July 23, 2014, 7:55 am

    2 patterns I love!!! That giraffe print is so cute.

  • Kristina & Millie July 23, 2014, 8:12 am

    both are super cute but the purple is my fav! I love how you mixed the fabrics, that is so fun!

  • Sarah Helene July 27, 2014, 7:27 pm

    DARLING “Betty” skirt sewn in size. I LOVE the colorful giraffe print fabric on the top portion of the elastic waist skirt. Together with the purple print at the bottom portion — bright and FUN skirt. Any little girl would be HAPPY to wear this! THANKS for your generosity in donating these 2 cute skirts to little girls in foster care through the SKIRTING THE ISSUE series in Simple Simon and Company website. Thanks for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

  • Simple Simon and Company August 12, 2014, 11:31 pm

    These are darling skirts and perfect with the elastic waistbands to donate. Thank you so so much for sewing along with us!

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