Girls’ Skirt Tutorial Roundup!


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Are you seamstresses out there following along with Skirting the Issue over at Project Run & Play?  It’s a massive effort where sewists everywhere are encouraged to make new skirts for foster girls and donate them just in time for back to school.  Last year I invited several friends over to my house to sew up skirts and we had such a great time!

This year, I wanted to share some of my very favorite (easy!) skirt tutorials so that anyone else who wants to join the effort can feel confident enough to do so.  All these are perfect for beginners and advanced sewists alike!  Let’s get sewing!


One of my favorite skirt styles that we used during Skirting the Issue last year is this one from Dana at Made Everyday.  It is ridiculously easy, can be dressed up (if desired) and she even has a video for the tutorial!  Perfect for the newbie sewist.


This reversible circle skirt from You and Mie is to-die-for cute and much simpler that it looks!  Just beware: once your little one tries on a circle skirt, you’ll never get away with making any other less “twirly” skirt again!


Isn’t this kangaroo-pocket skirt the cutest thing on the planet?  Over at It’s Always Autumn, you’ll find the tutorial for making this skirt out of a castoff pair of sweatpants!  You can, of course, use lighter fabrics for the summer as well.  But what little girl doesn’t love pockets??


If you’re a slightly more advanced sewist and not afraid of zippers, this darling skirt from The Polka Dot Chair is perfect for the older girls!  From what I understand, tween and teen girls are in a much greater need for clothes to fit their changing bodies, especially while in foster care.


Even though I made this flat-front elastic waist skirt for myself, it would also be a perfect skirt for the teen crowd!  It’s ever so slightly more advanced that your basic elastic-waist skirt but still easy enough for a beginner.  And it can fit a variety of sizes!

And check out this amazing list of 100 free sewing patterns for skirts and just about everything else!

I hope these skirts got your inspiration juices flowing and thinking about making skirts for a great cause!  The effort runs through July so you still have time to whip some cute skirts up and donate them.

Have fun!

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