Each year, the girls at Simple Simon and Company host Skirting the Issue, a month long event where everyone is invited to sew along and make skirts to donate to the charity of their choice.
- The Sweet Life by Cori Dantini, for Blend Fabrics
- Raining Rainbows by Lola Violet for Anthology Fabrics
- White Embroidered Flower Cotton Lace kindly supplied by Wholeport
Making a girl's skirt really is very easy and it's not at all hard to work out the measurements to draft your own pattern. This one I made with a simple yoke, adding two more tiers, each one slightly gathered. Using lace as the bottom layer even eliminates the need for a hem.
This little skirt will be making its way to Anglicare, where it will be given to a disadvantaged girl in Sydney.
I have more of these fabrics left and just happen to know a little family member who would love a skirt exactly the same, so I'll make another in a different size, taking a few photos along the way and then I'll write up a tutorial so you can make your own gathered lace skirt.