Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Skirts All Around!

Simple Simon and Co

Simple Simon and Co is hosting a July service project - they asked for skirts to be made and donated to foster care agencies to be distributed to girls in foster care services. I knew right away that I wanted to help out - I love making skirts... they are quick, easy and fun to embellish! Besides, I have plenty of fabric at my finger tips to play around with :)

Here are my three "smaller" sized skirts. 

Itty-Bitty Flowers
Size 3T
This fabric is from a bed sheet and the rickrack was picked up at a thrift store or rummage sale. I used the large hem on the sheet for the bottom hem, so I just sewed the rickrack right on top of the stitching.

Dorothy Skirt
Size 3T
I call it the Dorothy because the blue gingham reminds me of Wizard of Oz! At first I wasn't going to add the blue gingham, but as I was sewing the pink gingham up, I realized that it was a bit see-through. I decided to add the overskirt by hemming the top and bottom and then sewing it just below the elastic casing. The blue rick-rack had already been added, so the overskirt had to be shorter than that!

Sherbet Skirt
Size 2T
This was some seersucker I had on hand - probably a remnant from JoAnns. I thought the cream rickrack was a perfect touch to this cute, summery skirt! PS: My two favorite sherbets are Raspberry and Rainbow - this fabric just reminded me of fruity ice cream!

Border Skirt
Size 12
This was a late addition - something that I sewed up quickly this afternoon. I had the border fabric on hand from a Craigslist purchase last winter. The white part is see-through, so I cut it long enough that I could just fold it over and then sewed my elastic casing next to the fold - I've never tried that before, but it worked out really well!

I added a bit of decorative stitching with variegated thread on the hem.

As I was sewing it, I got a little nervous - some 12-year-old girls may not like such a flowery skirt, so I whipped up a quick headband. It doesn't match the skirt, but I'm sure it will be fun to wear to school this fall! I used this tutorial here (found via Pinterest). I hope the recipient likes it!

These will all be mailed off tomorrow! Yay for meeting deadlines! :)

1 comment:

  1. very nice projects! I am sure they will be used and appreciated. I especially like the Dorothy one.