I am so thrilled to be doing the 100 Skirts Project again. Sewing is a huge mental release for me and sewing with a purpose is even better. To be able to make 100 skirts for those who need them is a great motivator for me (and my kids) to think outside ourselves this summer. We have spent the past couple of months gathering sewing patterns, fabric and notions for this project. Most of the skirts will be donated to local foster and refugee girls. This year I have decided to make women’s skirts also and give them to local shelters; they are needed for job interviews and church services…and just to let someone know they matter. This is the pile of skirts from Summer 2016! Just seeing this old image makes my heart happy.
Between vintage patterns my mom has held onto over the years and my own growing collection, I have so many fun skirts to make and techniques to try out. You can follow along and see each skirt everyday on my Instagram account @be_so_crafty. So far my kids and I have made 16 skirts!
Do you have a favorite skirt pattern? or one you don’t dare make? Let me know! I would love to try them!
Join me in making skirts and making a difference. Please feel free to make any style, any size, and any color of skirts you’d like and consider donating them to your local shelters, foster care, neighbors in need, etc. If you don’t know where to donate, you can always send them to Simple Simon and Co. and they will get them to those girls who need them.