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CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL => Crafty Charitable/Social Causes => Topic started by: EriChanHime on May 22, 2019 05:47:52 AM



Title: Pretty Skirts for "Crafting Comfort"
Post by: EriChanHime on May 22, 2019 05:47:52 AM


These are two of the skirts I helped finish for the local sewing charity "Crafting Comfort." They partner with SAFE Alliance, which is a combo of women's and children's services for victims of violence, abuse, abandonment, and more. These skirt were going to their service for free nurse-provided forensic exams for rape victims. Since their clothes would be taken as evidence, this gives the nurse volunteers some pretty clothes (they also give out soft t-shirts, but those are purchased and donated) to give to the women after the exams that they can wear home and keep. The emphasis was on comfortable fit and cheery fabrics.



The skirts are simple 4-gore trumpet skirts, and the pieces were already cut and serged together in a previous work session. I made casings, ran the elastic through, sewed the hems, and added sizing tags. I completed 4 in the 2 hours I was there. :) Other ladies worked on fabric grocery bags, drawstring bags for children's toiletries, soft sleep masks, or chemo camisoles (to hold the pumps/ports).

I love sewing with this group. I don't get to go every time they meet, but they are always super welcoming. Everything is provided, including the machines, so you just show up and sew! This time, one of my best friends went with me, and they were happy to have her jump right in, too! A wonderful time and a wonderful cause to support.


Title: Re: Pretty Skirts for "Crafting Comfort"
Post by: cmarion3 on May 22, 2019 06:58:52 AM
Do you have a pattern reference? These look so comfy and pretty. What a great item to donate.


Title: Re: Pretty Skirts for "Crafting Comfort"
Post by: EriChanHime on May 22, 2019 08:15:53 AM
Thank you, cmarion! While I was not involved in the pattern cutting phase, I expect it's the shorter version of this pattern, or one very similar: Burda Skirt 3152
https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/138


Title: Re: Pretty Skirts for "Crafting Comfort"
Post by: curiousfae on May 26, 2019 01:00:13 PM
what a great way to lend your crafty skills to help out others. thank you!


Title: Re: Pretty Skirts for "Crafting Comfort"
Post by: EriChanHime on May 29, 2019 08:45:44 AM
Thank you, curiousfae! This is such a sweet group, and all the projects they do are so immediately relevant and impactful. It's wonderful to get to do something I love while making a difference.