Wednesday, August 1, 2012

SKIRTS

I have been writing blog posts in my head for the last month but some how not getting them actually written.
I've been sewing heaps, I just really love it. In fact I will put off almost anything to sew!
OK here are some of the things I have been working on that haven't made it to the blog until now










All of these skirts were mage using this fabulous and easy tutorial
Simple Skirt Tutorial


Over at Simple Simon & Co they are hosting "Skirting the Issue"
They have been making skirts for foster kids, and posting at least 1 tutorial everyday for the last month :D
I wanted to be a part of the program but I don't live in the States so I contacted "Infinite Opportunities" to see if they were interested in taking the skirts and of course they said yes.
We have been making their emergency bags at church but they don't normally have a skirt in them. Anyway I talked with the lady who was running our activity about it and she thought this would be a great activity for the women at church. From this point we have had some huge miracles. You see we didn't have any budget left to make the skirts, so how were we going to do it?
First up we had an elderly lady in our ward die (this is sad, but...) she left the church 4 big boxes of fabric (YAY)
Then we went to get the elastic. I had found some great elastic a few months ago at our local Trash and Treasure shop it was only $20 for a 50m roll. We hoped to find just $20 in the budget but to great surprise it was marked down to $5 a roll making it 10c a metre(YAY).
We are so excited to say the least, we were hoping to make 20 skirts but I'm thinking 50 would be better!
We are running a little late as the program ends on the 10th of August 2012. We will have 1 sewing day before that. Of course this doesn't have to end on the 10 th in fact we have 2 other sewing days scheduled.
I have made 2 skirts to spark some interest.





And my last skirt I'm posting today is by far my favourite (only finished it yesterday)




It has 3 layers, a gather, and a removable rose pin/hair clip.
I love it!!!!!!!
Anyway best leave it there for now, I have been doing some "boy" sewing as well, but this post is long enough and the family needs me.
Have a great day!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful thing to do! I love how things fall into place when you endeavor to do good works.

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