It always blows me away how supportive the sewing community is! One great example is LiZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Company. Every year they hold an event called ‘Skirting the Issue’. It is all about raising awareness, as well as sewing for, children in foster care. Readers are encouraged to sew quilts, pillowcases, and skirts for children who are spending time in foster care as a way of showing our support and encouraging them.
So today I’m here to sew on along and share with you a free pattern!
One of the comfiest and easiest to sew skirts is a knit circle skirt with a yoga waistband. I’ve drafted a child sized full pattern, complete with printable pattern pieces as part of my work for Fleece Fun.
Today, however, I wanted to share with you a free pattern to sew up a doll sized version so that you can sew up a matching child and doll set! While I drafted the skirt for a typically sized 18″ doll, the stretchy waistband makes the fit very flexible and it fits many stuffed bears and other dolls at our house too.
You will need:
- scraps of knit fabric with good stretch and recovery (I used a lightweight cotton lycra).
Fold your fabric into fourths. Place your pattern pieces so that both straight edges are on a fold.
One waistband with the amount of greatest stretch parallel with the long edge.
With right sides facing, sew the short ends of the waistband together.
Fold in half with wrong sides facing so that the raw edges meet.
With right sides facing, pin the waistband to the skirt. Stitch.
There’s no need to hem; knit fabric doesn’t fray!
So go out and sew for the kids! Don’t forget to share your sewing in the linking party at Simple Simon & Company.