Monday, July 7, 2014

Skirting the Issue - Free Skirt tutorials and charity drive

The clever girls Elizabeth and Liz at Simple Simon and Co. are hosting their annual Skirting the Issue - skirt drive for girls in foster care.

For the month of July, they will be sharing a variety of free skirt tutorials to provide inspiration for this skirt drive. If you decide to participate and make a skirt to be donated to a girl in need, you can link up a picture/post about that skirt and be entered to win some pretty awesome prizes - including a BabyLock sewing machine. For real.

Sounds like a pretty win-win-win situation to me. Bust some fabric stash, make something pretty for a girl in need, and be entered to win awesome prizes. You can read all the details in this Skirting the Issue info post.

And so, to kick-off the official Skirting the Issue tutorials, here is a link to a quick skirt tutorial, perfect for busting through fat-quarters in particular.  With a simple elastic waistband and quick-hem method these skirts come together SO quickly.
I made this skirt with Art Gallery Fabrics Summerlove collection a couple of summers back. I still love this one and love that my daughter still wears this skirt two years later. (Another beautiful part of an elastic waistband.) 

Keep checking in with Skirting the Issue for some great free tutorials for the rest of the month!


  1. This is SEW cute & I love that collection! I just received a polka dot collection & am now thinking I need a new skirt!!! TFS!


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