Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Skirt *8..."Peachy Keen"

Actually, I need to recount because I think this is Skirt #9. I'm going to need to come up with a system soon for organizing these skirts (which ones need a shirt, which ones need a tag, etc.) or it's going to get confusing very quickly.

This is how the skirts will be packaged. They will be wrapped in tissue paper first. Hot pink if I can find it and then put into a gallon size ziplock with the skirt tag on top.



Charity

10 comments:

AllisonC said...

Charity I really admire this project that you are doing and as an added bonus all the skirts are just so cute!

Sharon said...

Another adorable skirt!

Paula said...

Charity, I'm really excited about joining The Hundred Skirts Project. I'm going to make my first one right after my fitted blouse is finished...you set a high standard, I hope I can keep up!

Lindsay T said...

Really cute and creative. Your photography is always so nice.

Lindsay T said...

Me again. I'm going to try to make a skirt this weekend with my daughter. Any size you prefer we make?

CharityinAlaska said...

Lindsay - I'm almost done with the 5Ts and Paula's covering the remaining 3Ts. So what's left are Girls Sizes 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. I will also need a few Misses Plus size. So...you're free to do whichever size interests you. :) Thank you so much! It will be so fun to have you aboard with us. I'm getting some local interest as well.

Charity

Elaine said...

Charity, will the skirts have sewn in size tags? Or will your paper tags have the size on them? I'm going to look through my fabrics and see if I have suitable ones for the plus size skirts. Do you have suggestions for sizing for them? waist? length?
Elaine

CharityinAlaska said...

Elaine - I am writing the sizes with a permanent marker on the ziplock bags. Trying to coordinate size tags would just be too difficult. There are no resources here for such and it might be difficult for those who want to contribute as well.

My Mom could not be specific about how many plus size girls and what their sizes might be. She did know that one girl would probably need a Size 2X (retail). I have no idea what that translates to in a pattern size. It probably is not going to be logistically possible to get exact sizes and measurements on each girl. That's why I'm trying to go with an elastic waist and lengthening the skirts several inches so that they would fall below the knee (if the pattern is an above the knee pattern, which most girls patterns seem to be).

I hope to know more about the Plus size girls after I am able to communicate with the director. I will post as soon as I know.

Elaine said...

I can work out what the measurements should be for 2X and 1X skirts. Also the length. I'd guess the older girls would need/want even longer skirts, maybe 34 or even 36 inches. I can leave a space in the waistband for the elastic to be adjusted, if needed. Do you have ideas of what sort of embellishments might be appreciated by the older girls?

CharityinAlaska said...

From the pics I've seen and what I've gathered from my parents, the girls are not nearly as picky and sophisticated as their American peers might be. Truthfully, I think ANYTHING will be received with joy and gratitude. But you could let the current styles guide you as long as their modest. It's a more conservative culture (so avoid things like "hottie" crystal iron-ons) But applique, beading, etc. I was at Wal-Mart tonight and in their trim section they had some cute 60s style pop flower trim in bright colors that would be fun for teens. Beading would need to be securely fastened because the girls do laundry themselves and this can mean using a washboard at times! Pockets would also be something a teen would like. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be just marvelous! I soooo appreciate your help. Plus-sized teens are so often short-changed.