Wednesday 5 July 2017

Skirting the Issue ~ Gathered Skirts

Each year the girls over at Simple Simon and Co organise Skirting the Issue - encouraging sewists to make items for girls in foster care, or other disadvantaged circumstances. This will be my fourth year participating.

Simple gathered skirts, with link to free tutorial. Sewn in support of Skirting the Issue ~ Threading My Way

Knowing the event would be happening in July, I made a head start and began sewing earlier in the year - my first skirt being sewn in April, and these four made a couple of months ago.

Skirts don't get much easier than these - simple, gathered skirts, made with my own tutorial. They're all a size 2 and made with Spoonflower fabric.

I have plans for whipping up a few more skirts this month. In particular I'd like to make a stripwork skirt with my winnings from last year's Skirting the Issue.

As well as skirts, people are encouraged to sew quilts and pillowcases. This is a good incentive for me to finish my mini log cabin quilt. The top is sewn and it's all ready to sandwich together.

My skirts will be making their way to Angels for the Forgotten, a group in NSW, Australia, providing tangible support to help change the experiences of those in crisis situations. They assist children and families who have experienced the foster care system, domestic violence and homelessness.

Simple Simon and CoSkirting the Issue ~ Details and link party where you can add photos of skirts made

There'll be lots of free skirt tutorials over at Simple Simon & Co throughout the month.

It's looking like July will be a month of feel good, stash busting sewing! What's your favourite way to bust through some of your fabric stash?

... Pam


  1. Beautiful skirts!! I just read your tutorial and I appreciate the tips for keeping the waistband from twisting, too.

  2. Hi Pam,

    The skirts look very charming ... I could sew for my granddaughter times a skirt. Have just sewed a dress for her .... and she was very pleased.

    Greetings to Australia
    PS. My english is not so good;-)

  3. These skirts are lovely Pam, how great that they are going to such a good cause too.

  4. Cute skirts, sure to please some girls! I did not know your had won a prize last year, must have missed that post. Actually I missed the entire skirting the issue last summer. I have several projects on my tables going on now, but must see if I can sew few skirts too. Your gathered skirts will be perfect :)


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