There's a very exciting project going on at Simple Simon and Co. and Project Run and Play this month. Have you heard?
Elizabeth and Liz, the two ladies who helm those blogs, are doing a sewalong with a difference - they're aiming to have a couple hundred (if I remember right) handmade skirts donated to girls in the foster care system. Whoo! To help all us enthusiastic and supportive seamstresses get ideas and resources, they're hosting over 40 bloggers -and their tutorials - on both Simple Simon and Co. and Project Run and Play all through July. Read more about Skirting the Issue here. And start bookmarking and pinning all those designs and patterns and ideas!
Today on Simple Simon and Co., I'm sharing my roundup of some of the skirts I've made for the girls in years past
and a new saree-inspired wrap skirt for teens (also adaptable for women)!
Remember how I told you of my love for ethnic clothes and more ethnic clothes? I still love them. And I wish I had more places to wear them to because they're gorgeous in such an elegantly-stunning-but-not-in-your-face-standout way. I haven't seen a whole lot of traditionally-ethnic-turned-modern garments in blogland (yet) so I thought I'd do one and show you how much fun you can have with it.
This is a wrap-tie skirt -
the design is nothing original but it's versatile in how it can fit so many different body shapes. Plus, by changing the fabric, you can slide from one end of the casual-dressy spectrum to the other.
All you need is a rectangle of saree (or brocade) fabric
and eight darts
to make it sit, hug and drape
when you wrap it around you
Simple! And I finished two (one to donate and one to keep) in about four hours - no procrastination needed!