Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Skirting the Issue

Every July the lovely ladies at Simple Simon & Co encourage sewists around the world to sew and donate skirts for girls in foster care.
I've watched their success for a couple of years now, and thought I ought to participate, but didn't get around to it.  This year I finally managed to contribute, by starting in June.
I chose some purple-based fabric from Grandma O's stash, and sewed up a range of sizes.  I don't have any girls' patterns around here, so I consulted LiEr's handy Skirt Cheat Sheet and size charts from Crafterhours and Project Run and Play to get it right.  With this flowery material I made one skirt in size 6 and two in size 5.
These stripes begged to be horizontal, so I made them into one skirt in size 4 and two in size 3.
 I even inserted hand-embroidered size tags.
I used a ruffler foot for the first time, to sew up this glittery little skirt.  Isn't it perfect for size 2?
I left all seven at the local foster care closet today, and I'm sure I'll never see them again.  I hope they make some little girls feel pretty, whatever their circumstances.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee . . . naked, and clothed thee?
 . . . And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.                                                                                                                   
Matthew 25:37-40 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! I loved reading this post so so so much! Thank you so much for sewing along with us. Your skirts are beautiful and I'm sure they will be appreciated!!! Thank you again!