Skirting the Issue 2015

July 6, 2015 in Projects

Have you heard of Skirting the Issue? It’s an amazing initiative that was started by liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co. Skirting the Issue is a month-long event that encourages all sewers and wannabe sewers to make skirts to donate to girls in foster care, so they have a cute, made-just-for-them skirt to wear on the first day of school.

As makers, we sew to bring joy and love to the recipient of our creations, and Skirting the Issue is the perfect opportunity to do just that! The ladies at Simple Simon have rounded up a ton of awesome bloggers to share skirt tutorials to get you inspired, and there may be a giveaway going on, too! 🙂

Keep reading for a few skirt tutorials and a fun printable that’s a handy measurement reference guide!


Yoga Skirt for All Ages

By Patty Young

Skill Lever: Beginner/Intermediate

Skirting the Issue: Yoga Skirt for All Ages Project


The Maxi Skirt: A Wardrobe Must-Have

By Katy Dill

Skill Level: Beginner

Skirting the Issue: Maxi Skirt Project


Baby/Toddler Skirt

By Stephanie Struckmann

Skill Level: Beginner

Skirting the Issue: Baby/Toddler Skirt Tutorial


The Circle Skirt

By Dana, MADE

Skill Level: Beginner

Skirting the Issue: The Circle Skirt Tutorial

Now that you know what kind of skirt you want to make, what about the measurements!? Well, here’s a printable reference guide that provides average waist and length measurements for girls ages 2-16.

4 responses to Skirting the Issue 2015

  1. Joan said on July 9, 2015

    I have been looking for a SIMPLE skirt pattern or better yet a video showing me how to .

  2. Thank you this will help me a lot. It will make it a lot easier to make skirts for my granddaughters.

  3. i would like to participate and I live in Omaha Ne. How do I go about finding the organization involved in this for our community? Thank you.

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