To finish up the month of July with Simple Simon & Co.‘s Skirting The Issue event, we have one quick tutorial for you. Have you been following the Oliver+S month long tutorials for the Lazy Days Skirt? We have a modification for that skirt too: our tutorial is how to make the Lazy Days Skirt for an older girl.
It’s really, really simple! The Lazy Days Skirt pattern starts with one piece of fabric, (from selvedge to selvedge by whatever length you desire) and you make a single seam in the back, like this:If you follow these instructions for an older girl, the skirt doesn’t end up as full. So you simply use two pieces of fabric (from selvedge to selvedge by whatever length you desire,) place them right sides together and make 2 seams like this:A final bonus of doing it this way is that you can add pockets when you sew the side seams like this:Then continue with the instructions for the FREE Lazy Days Skirt pattern.
We’ve used this modification for an older girl several times! On the chess skirt, on the largest 2 of the skirts for girls in Ecuador, and on the skirt shown in this post, which Allegra sewed. Why sew a skirt for an older girl and donate it to a charity like Skirting The Issue? Well, often times that is the size/age needed, but most people who donate or sew think of the younger girls in smaller sizes. For more FREE skirt tutorials you can explore the Pinterest board we created so everyone can see all the skirt tutorials created for Skirting the Issue. And don’t forget about our 1st skirt pattern we released this month, which is also FREE!
Have you made a skirt to donate? You can find all the information about where to send it here. And you can see what everyone else has been sewing and donating in this link up here. (There are some great prizes to be won, including a sewing machine!)