Skirt tutorials + gathering skirts for girls in foster care

Looking for a good cause this summer? Elizabeth and Liz, the talented and good hearted girls 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. And just to make it even more fun, 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! Yes, really!

I don’t claim to be the best seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have a fun Fat Quarter skirt tutorial to share.

This one is perfect for anyone else out there who is a little scared of 3D sewing. If you know how to use a sewing machine and cut fabric, you can make this skirt. A quick elastic waistband and and easy hem makes this a quick project. Plus, it’s perfect for Fat Quarters so it’s a great one for busting through some stash too! Especially for a good cause.

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 be sure to check with Simple Simon and Co throughout the rest of the month for lots of links to some great free skirt patterns and tutorials!

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  • Reply
    July 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I maybe could make a shirt or two. hmmmm, I wonder if girls would wear a skirt that looked frumpy. So, I have to find some cool fabric.
    Gosh…. what is cool these days? I do not even know.

    I would love to win a baby lock sewing machine, so I better get to work on some skirts!

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    Mary Ann Kelly
    July 22, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Where can I find instructions for the yellow and white chevron skirt with the inverted pleat.

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