There is something so gratifying about taking a minimal amount of fabric and stitching up quickly and easily something fun to wear. When it comes to such projects, some of my all-time favorite things to sew are skirts. Ready or not, now is the perfect time to stitch up one (or a few!) skirts for a girl in your life to wear as they head back to school. Today I am sharing details about a special event taking part in the Austin area next week in conjunction with Skirting the Issue, a cause dedicated to outfitting girls in foster care as they head back to school in the fall. You are invited to come and sew with me and some of my sewing friends to support an incredibly worthy cause!
You are invited to the Austin-area Skirting the Issue Sewing Bee!
When: Monday, July 14, 2014, 6-10 PM
Where: The Stitching Studio, 12325 Hymeadow Drive, Austin, Texas, 78750
Come sew with Melissa of Melly Sews, Miranda of One Little Minute, Amy of Positively Splendid and Jamie of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Our mission? Sew 30-40 skirts to donate to the Round Rock office of A World for Children, to show some girls in foster care extra love on their way back to school as part of the Skirting the Issue event.
Participants should be able to sew (this isn’t a lesson) and bring:
- A sewing machine (feel free to pair up with a friend to share a machine)
- Sewing supplies (scissors, thread, pins, seam ripper, etc.)
- Fabric and notions to make 1-2 skirts for elementary to middle school girls
Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register today for FREE. And tell your friends, too!
And if you are needing some inspiration for skirts perfect for this cause, be sure to check out some of my favorite quick and easy skirt tutorials, all linked below!
Simple Skirt Tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Circle Wrap-Around Skirt at UCreate
Elastic-Waist Skirt from Dana Made It
No Gathers Bubble Skirt at Crafter Hours
Reversible Circle Skirt from This Heart of Mine
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
I wish I knew how to sew because I would come up to Austin just to spend the day with you. Have a great time!!
I am so sorry I missed this…will you all be doing this again? I love it.