Thursday, July 19, 2012
Skirting the Issue
Have you all heard about the Skirting the Issue charitable sewing project over at Project Run and Play? Seamstresses everywhere have been challenged to sew skirts this summer to be donated to girls in foster care in time for back to school. I was super excited to participate in such a great project. If you follow the links above, you'll find lots of fabulous tutorials to guide you if you decide you'd like to participate as well. I opted to use this tutorial from Maureen Cracknell for a very basic drawstring skirt. No fancy materials or skills required. I used two complimentary lightweight corduroy fabrics that I picked up on clearance at the end of last winter at Hobby Lobby. I think it will be perfect for fall and back to school.
Are you inspired to sew a skirt too? This skirt is super easy to make–the hardest part was the ironing, so give it a go even if you're a beginner. The project has a goal of 100 skirts by August 10th, so they can use all the help they can get! I am still searching for a local way to donate my skirt, but if I don't find a foster care organization taking donations in Omaha, I will send mine to one of the organizations listed over at the Skirting the Issue page.