Wednesday, April 16, 2008

83 Skirts and Counting

Yesterday's Sewing Bee with 8 teenaged girls from my local church was determined to be a hit...with lots of pleas for more of the same in the future. :) We had a wonderful time. I will post pics soon. I was so busy helping girls that I didn't think to take as many photos as I should. I apologize for that. We had 4 skirts finished during the Sewing Bee and the other four are very close to being finished. The girls took them home to finish them up. They all did a wonderful job, especially considering that most of them are beginning seamstresses.

Eight more skirts plumped up our Skirt count quite nicely. Plus, this morning I received photos of TWELVE skirts from Betty (cyclegirl). I also heard from two more new participants. Isn't that amazing! I've added these TWENTY (!!!) new additions to our count. Our current final total (just of sizes specified, not counting requests to help with no size declared yet) is...drumroll, please....

SEVENTY-EIGHT SKIRTS!!!!!!!! We are almost there!

Size 3T: 10 – DONE
Size 4: 4 Sewn
Size 5T: 10 - DONE
Size 6: 10 - DONE
Size 7 – 10 - DONE
Size 8 – 6 Promised/Sewn, 4 Needed
Size 10 – 8 Promised/Sewn, 2 Needed
Size 12 – 8 Promised/Sewn, 2 Needed
Size 14 – 4 Promised/Sewn, 6 Needed
Size 16 – 7 Promised/Sewn, 3 Needed
Misses Small – 4 Promised/Sewn, 6 Needed
Misses Medium – 1 Promised/Sewn
Misses Large -
Misses Xlarge – 1 Promised/Sewn
Misses 2X –

HOT OFF THE PRESS UPDATE!!! 10:08 a.m. April 16th AK TIME - Just heard from a donor who wants to finish off the Size 7s. We now have FOUR size categories completely done. UPDATED COUNT....83 skirts!!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I couldn't find a way to email you on your blog. I was wondering if you used a pattern for the wonderful harvest dress that is pictured on the left banner, or if you made that up. I love it!!
Thanks, Laurie

CharityinAlaska said...

I'll put up a separate post for you. I'm glad you liked it. It's one of my favorites.

Dawn said...

Wow, you're almost there!! You are going to exceed your goal of 100 skirts.

Sharon said...

Such wonderful news! You'll reach your 100 skirt goal much sooner than expected. It'll be fun to see just how many over 100 you end up getting.

Tamara said...

Charity, Would you please allow me to finish up the size 8 and 10? Six skirts total. Are you going by the waist and hip size on patterns? I know that you talked about it before but I can't remember now.

CharityinAlaska said...

Oh Tamara! Thank you SO much. That is so sweet of you. What a generous undertaking. I'm simply going by pattern sizes. So a size 8 and size 10 pattern, but with a little extra length added if your pattern is above the knee. A girl's Size 8 is usually a 23 1/2 waist and a size 10 is 24 1/2. I truly appreciate this. You can contact me at lovelace at mtaonline dot net if you have any questions or when you're ready for a shipping address.

Tamara said...

Thanks for the info. I will get sewing. :)