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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
here (found via Pinterest). I hope the recipient likes it!
These will all be mailed off tomorrow! Yay for meeting deadlines! :)