Sunday, July 22, 2012

Skirting the Issue

Well, I had hoped to come up with this amazing first post that showed off my beautiful new craft room. A craft room! My very own place to shut the door and sew away and pretend I'm 60. As it turns out, once I got the space, my motivation to do anything in there other than sewing was pretty low. I painted the room 4 months ago and have done nothing else. It'll get there. For now, I'll keep the first post short and sweet.

While I was reading one of my favorite sewing blogs, I saw a post about Skirting the Issue and I knew I had to participate. You can read more about it here, but basically the project is about getting as many handmade skirts as possible donated to girls in foster care. A young girl going through a really tough time gets a skirt and I get time in my sewing room. It was a no brainer for me!

I used this pattern to make 2 cute skirts. I was so happy with it because I'm slow at sewing and they came together really quickly. 

So there they are! If you have a sewing machine and a few hours to spare, I would highly suggest you participate. Right now, Simple Simon & Co. has tons of cute skirt tutorials up. Even if you haven't sewn in years, dust off that machine and brush up on those skills. It's all straight lines. You CAN do it!

I know I promised to keep it short, but I would be insane not to update this and add my inspiration. I've put these skirts on Facebook and had people tell me how awesome it is and it just makes me think of how much more I could be doing. Check out my inspiration. Heidi does all this with four (yes I said four) young men running around the house. In her "spare time" she has another blog too. She's taught me a lot about sewing, charitable giving and life in general. It seems odd to say this about someone barely older than me, but I want to be just like her when I grow up.