My original plan was to make 6 skirts, but you try explaining to a 2 year old that a little girl needs a turtle skirt or lady bug skirt more than she does. So, I am donating 4 skirts. I didn't use a pattern. Making a simple skirt isn't really rocket science so I just sort of winged it. If you need a pattern or tutorial you can find a good one here, here or here.
I enjoyed making these skirts. I don't usually like to make a pattern more than once, let a lone 6 times. I did a sort of assembly line and everything came together pretty quickly. I utilized my serger a good deal. It's wonderful for finishing seams.
I was able to create 6 skirts (3 of each design) with 3 yards of fabric and 3 yards of no-roll elastic. For the main part of the skirt I used the width of the fabric and a length of 12 inches. For the contrast hem, I used the width of the fabric and a length of 4 inches. The skirts are a 2T/3T size. I used Piper's measurements as my guide. I wrapped each of the skirts to donate in pretty pink tissue and wrapped a pink bow around each one. I know what the smile on Piper's face looked like when I showed the skirts to her. I just hope that these simple skirts can bring a smile to another child's face as well. I encourage anyone with a little sewing skill to get involved with this project. They are hoping to have 100 skirts donated to foster care by August 10. So, get sewing!