Skirt Month ~ May, 2007

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Skirt Month May 2007

With the return of blue skies and warm weather, we think a wardrobe boost is in order.  This is why we’re declaring May, 2007 Skirt Month! We’re going to dedicate all the blog posts in May to skirt patterns, skirt fabric, skirt sewing, skirt books and your skirts! Here are a few of the exciting things we have planned:

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  Who’s in?  Comment here, then head on over to Skirt Month Flickr Group to join that.  If you’d like, you can take the little badge above to display on your blog.   

Whether you’re a pro at sewing apparel, or you’ve never sewn a garment in your life, we think there is nothing more satisfying than whipping up a little skirt for yourself, so we do hope you’ll sew along with us!

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81 Responses to Skirt Month ~ May, 2007

  1. erica says:

    Quite late on joining here just found about it a few days ago as I was wearing up my second skirt ever. Love the tutorials, thank you so much!

  2. Nancy says:

    a big skirt girl. made 2 recently. will post

  3. Letty says:

    Hi, I have just made my first skirt and would love to put in in the Flickr Group but I dont’t know how! Please help!
    Letty

  4. Maria says:

    Is it too late? I’d LOVE to join in!

  5. Linda says:

    Is it too late to join? I just finished a skirt and someone told me about the sew along.

  6. Melinda says:

    I just made my first skirt — I’ll add it to the pool.

  7. jennifer. says:

    Do refashions count? I just made one last weekend! I’ll have to get a pic of it soon!

  8. OH yeah I am in!

  9. meowy says:

    Ack! I didn’t know there was skirt sew along till just today. I’ve got the fabric and pattern (Kwik Sew 3337) to try out. I don’t think I can get it done by the end of the month though but I’ll see how it goes :)

    Can’t be that hard.. right? haha

  10. dottycookie says:

    I’m a bit late, but me too, me too! I love wearing skirts and making them – mostly for my little girls but now I shall try to get one made for myself too. I made two tiny girl ones yesterday … off to put them up!

  11. Mama Urchin says:

    It’s the perfect time of year for skirts.

  12. […] May 17th, 2007 I was right on-board when Sew, Mama, Sew declared this month Skirt Month. Unfortunately, I’d finished the only skirt of this year during the last week of April and then promptly lost interest in sewing skirts. Sooo…took a little while to get my mojo back, but back it is, Baby! Here’s the proof: the first one in the stack has been completed. […]

  13. Ali says:

    Okay! Mine’s up. It’s the first I’ve made, but it won’t be the last!

  14. Peggy says:

    Count me in, too! I’m going to be a flirty-skirty girl this summer…
    (Thank you, K!)

  15. CpCm says:

    Me too, me too! I am so excited, can I be in?

  16. Nancy says:

    Am I too late? I am SO planning to go skirt crazy this month!

  17. susie says:

    I am so in! I love wearing skirts when the weather turns warm, and have several new pieces of pretty fabric ready and waiting! This is great motivation to get me started!

  18. […] I really, really want to make a skirt for this month’s sew-a-long… one that I won’t be embarrassed to post to their flickr gallery. Stay tuned! […]

  19. Jen says:

    Well, I can’t say I’ll sew anything due to time constraints and my seeming inability to finish the dress I’ve been working on. Still, I’m a newbie sewer teaching herself and will definitely tune in for tips and ideas! Who knows, I might be able to whip *something* up. :)

  20. Diana says:

    I love skirts!!! I plann on making as many as possible!!

  21. […] Check these out: Sew, Mama, Sew! Sew What? Skirts sew-a-long Posted by zannestar on May 3rd, 2007 in photos, design, sewing, projects, fashion design, LuckyStitches, classes, workshops, Creating, a-line skirt | Leave a Comment […]

  22. Kris says:

    I was just looking at my closet and thinking I needed a couple more summer skirts. I’ll be watching here inspirations.
    Thanks, Kris

  23. […] My cousin and I both recently got the Sew What! Skirts book and we were totally excited to keep each other on track for skirt sewing this summer. Then she showed me the Sew Mama Sew blog and JUST IN TIME! It’s Skirt Month! Hurrah! There’s a Flickr and everything, too! I was one of the winners for last week’s Free Fabric Friday, too. SUPER exciting…I can’t wait to get the fabric […]

  24. Mrs Figby says:

    I’m a few days late, but am definitely in. Looking forward to it!

  25. Alice says:

    I’ve never made a skirt before. Not a wearable one, anyway! So count me in, this will be a great incentive :)

  26. Darcy says:

    I am so excited about this! I have a pattern and fabric that I bought for myself about a month or so ago. This will be my first article of clothing I have sewn for myself not counting aprons!

  27. Melissa says:

    What a great site! I am so in! I have been wanting to get that new skirt book I have heard its good. I am definetly getting it now.

  28. Kathi says:

    This sounds like fun. I would love to join in on it.

  29. Danielle says:

    Oh yeah!! I just started my first skirt today. I sat down to do a little blog reading and found this post. I’m so excited!

  30. Mary says:

    I’m totally obsessed with the “Sew What! Skirts” book. I’m on skirt #2 right now. I can’t wait to see everyone’s skirts on Flickr!

  31. irene says:

    I’m in! I made my first skirt last month, but need to try more. Can’t wait to try another!

  32. Necia says:

    I would like to be in!!!!!!!!! I have fabric, and patterns ready set to go.

    Necia

  33. sandra says:

    perfect projects for spring and summer! I would be verry happy to join in the fun!

  34. Solidia says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! My sewing machine is all warmed up and ready to go! :)

  35. Randi says:

    Oh fun, just in time for the summer weather!

  36. Sharon says:

    This sounds like fun – one can never have too many skirts and they are so much fun to sew.

  37. Kathleen says:

    A project like this is enough to lure me out of lurkdom. Count me in!!

  38. mj says:

    I have tons of skirt ideas floating around- I’ll have to make one of them happen now!

  39. erica says:

    OOH! I soo want to do this!!

  40. zannestar says:

    The girls and I are getting together this week to sew skirts. Now…if only it would warm up in our neck of the woods so we can wear them…

  41. June says:

    I’ve been making skirts this past week and just discovered your upcoming skirt month project. I would very much like to join in the fun.

  42. Cassie says:

    Sounds like fun! I love bitterbethanys skirt pattern.

  43. Janice says:

    This will be fun…can’t wait to see what’s in store for us!

  44. Jessi says:

    what a lovely idea – skirts are great this time of year!

  45. Katie says:

    This is a great idea. I’m definitely need new clothes for my wardrobe.

  46. Janice says:

    I’m going to be traveling soon – will there be a cargo skirt?

  47. […] I loved it so much, I decided that I’m also going to use this to make my first skirt for Skirt Month.  BUT, now I can’t decide which book from the Sew What! Skirts book to make.  I’ve narrowed it down to: […]

  48. Anne says:

    I’m in for sure. As soon as this quilt is done… which has got to be this month before the baby is out of her crib. This is the perfect month for Skirt month… all that yummy Amy Butler fabric…

  49. Spiralling says:

    Fantastic. I love skirts.

  50. carol says:

    I’ve never made a skirt before, maybe I’ll start with one for my youngest daughter.

  51. Emily says:

    Awesome! I’m so in. I have some great fabric waiting for a skirt.

  52. Samantha says:

    Cool! Skirt month! I don’t have any planned for me yet, but I have some planned for my fashion diva daughter. I’d love some skirt inspiration for the stylish 7 year old. :-)

  53. Caroline says:

    That is post a photo of a new skirt when May comes along – not a photo of my April skirt!

  54. Caroline says:

    What an excellent idea! I have just finished making a skirt using the Wendy Mullins Sew U book. Maybe I should head over to Flickr and post a photo.

  55. michal says:

    i’m so excited about this! i just bought the “sew what” skirts book and been very excited about it yet totally scared. no more excuses for me!
    i can’t wait for may! (it’s also my birthday month, so it’s tice the fun).
    happy weekend everybody!

    (i hope i win this weekend. i never win anything… : ( )

  56. Jo says:

    Even though in this part of the world I am thinking about winter skirts for my girls, I’ll be in too. Question – can you post any skirt that you make to the flick-r group, or will it be just the ones from the tutorials?

  57. Cory says:

    I am sooo in the mood for skirts. I am ready for winter and rain and windy cold days to be over and making skirts sounds like the perfect way to usher in the nice weather.

  58. Kuky says:

    Looking forward to joining in!

  59. Amy says:

    Perfect Idea…I just purchased The Sew Simple Skirts book…and can’t wait to whip some up !!!
    Count me in !!

  60. Stephanie says:

    Woo hoo! I just got Amy Butler’s Barcelona pattern and can’t wait to try it out!

  61. Jessica says:

    I’ve had all the supplies to make myself a simple skirt for ages. Maybe this is the motivation I need to get it done.

  62. Kristine says:

    YAY! This is so exciting! I pulled out my mom’s old sewing machine a couple months ago and I’ve become re-addicted to sewing!

  63. kirsten says:

    what a great idea! i was hoping this would be the summer of the skirt for me!

  64. Meegan Blue says:

    Woo-Hoo! Super idea…count me in!

  65. anna says:

    Oh, I’m so excited! I love skirts.

  66. beki says:

    Yay! Skirts are my favorite!!!

  67. Beth says:

    I’m looking forward to infusing my wardrobe with a some desperately-needed newness and fun, and I can’t wait to see what everyone creates… I’m so excited about Skirt Month!

  68. Joanna says:

    Michelle: Thanks for the tip! I’m looking forward to looking a little more girlie

  69. Lynn says:

    I’m so excited. I just bought Sew What? Skirts, and I’m super excited to start making some.

  70. Sandy says:

    I’m excited about Skirt Month as just this morning I went to Borders and bought Sew What! Skirts based on a post by Nancy at Belle Epoque ( http://belleepoquewhimsy.com/ ). I have a baby shower coming up May 5 and I’m planning on making a half circle skirt out of some lilac linen I thrifted. Can’t wait to see what everyone else makes!

  71. michelle says:

    Joanna: bare leg phobia can be remedied with leggings or tights. I just cut off some olive green tights to work as leggings under one of my skirts.

  72. Mary says:

    Oooooh! This sounds so fun! Count me in. I’ve been itching to make some skirts for myself since my failed gauze tiered skirt fiasco.

  73. Joanna says:

    I have never made a skirt, and honestly, have never really worn them (bare-leg-phobia:), but after seeing some of the beautiful skirts on some of these blogs, I am determined to find the inner skirt-wearing girl in me!

  74. Viv says:

    Yippee! I have had the My Favorite Things skirt pattern for awhile. Some fabric, and support, and I’m in business. This will be my first skirt!

    And a very, very belated thank you for the blog contest prize of some lotus fabric. You sent me the green and I adore it. I think it will be a pillow.

  75. meg says:

    Say, perfect timing! I was thinking about whipping up a few for summer, so I’m in.

  76. Mary says:

    I’m in! I’ve got the patterns, fabric and the *need* to get cracking on a Summer wardrobe.

  77. Tammy says:

    Oh my! I’m really looking forward to this! It has been a while since I’ve sewn clothes for myself, but I’ve been wanting to make some spring/summer skirts!

  78. Kristin says:

    “Do skirts for kids count?”

    Sure!

  79. Fanny B. says:

    I’m in! Do skirts for kids count? I make lots for my daughter.

  80. Mindy says:

    I have never made a skirt so I am excited about this!!

  81. Lynda says:

    I would LOVE to join in the fun! I haven’t been a big fan of skirts until recently. I think they are perfect for the spring and summer!

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