So this is my third year (I think) doing Skirting the issue with my favoritest people Simple simon and co. (In a nutshell, skirting the issue is making and donating skirts to girls in foster care! You can go here to see how and where you can donate! and I’m here to show you a fun skirt–I call it the Utility skirt (like a Utility apron….Lots of pockets so the girl can hold her “treasures”
and it’s super easy!
I cut the stripe fabric 4 inches longer then the length I wanted and the width is 48 inches. The flower piece is a little less than half the width of the skirt. Sew on a bias tape (or fold down and sew-) I couldn’t find a bias tape in the color I wanted so I made my own following THIS tutorial
Lay the top piece on the bottom piece right where you want it…and then I hemmed the bottom by folding up the bottom and folding in the top…and then sew!
After the bottom hem was in place I placed out my pockets and sewed them as well (and Just like a utility apron they are all different sizes.) Then sew up the two ends together to make a skirt! Add an elastic waistband by sewing down the top of the skirt (the stripes are knit so I didn’t have to finish the edge.
And put in the elastic–I put a safety pin on the end to help me weave it through!then fill it with your most prized possessions.
Deborah Devine says
This is so creative, and yet simple to make! I plan on making this pattern for my 3 granddaughters for Christmas. I think I’ll even tuck a few things in the pockets.
Jessica-Anne Panaguiton says
This utility skirt is amazing. If only I could sew….and make one in grown up size, I am forever walking around the house picking up bits and pieces and shoving them into pockets!
Ha ha, that is totally me……. I wear my apron all day long when in the house.
Super fun and creative skirt. Well done. And a great choice of fabrics too!
Linda K says
What a darling idea. I see there are some tucks/pleats made at the tops of some pockets too — nice for controlling the pocket gaps. And this would be cute gathered to a tank top or tee shirt (with bottom of shirt cut off) to make a tee dress.
Simple Simon and Co says
You are awesome!
Pamela Leonard says
I’m in LOVE with this little utility skirt!!!! ??. Little boys have pants pockets for their rocks and frogs. Now little girls gave pockets for there treasures too?.