Hi everyone! We have a brand new FREE pattern for you!! It’s the Hi-Low Maxi Skirt and that pretty much describes it. It’s high in the front, low in the back, and it’s a skirt! And did I mention it’s free?
Every July Elizabeth and Liz from Simple Simon and Co do this amazing event called Skirting the Issue. You can read all about it there, but basically they’re looking for awesome sewists like you to make skirts to donate to girls in foster care. Show a little love to some girls who don’t get enough of it by contributing a skirt. It can be any style, any size, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can mail it to them or drop it off at your local foster care office. I designed this skirt to be super easy to sew so you can make up a bunch of them! And it’s free, so grab from knit from your stash and make up one or 4 and it’ll only cost you postage. And if you’re looking for something a little different, check out the free Monkey Bar Skirt pattern too!
My girls love anything knit, so these were already a win, but they’re also having a little love affair with maxi skirts right now. I think it makes them feel elegant and grown up. That’s how they still make me feel anyway, and I’m a 33 year old girl. But the bonus with these skirts is they’re not constantly tripping on them. They can still roller blade, run, and jump, but they can do it with style. They loved them so much that I didn’t even get to finish my muslin before my oldest commandeered it and wouldn’t even take it off to be finished or washed. One night I had to sneak into her room and physically remove it from her body to get it in the wash! So I think it’s safe to say they’re a hit.
If you don’t have the pattern yet, grab it here, then come back and follow the directions below. It’s super easy to sew, but if you run into any problems or have a question, you can always join the Hey June Facebook group! There’s a bunch of us in there ready to offer support and we’d love to see your finished projects too!
Hi-Low Maxi Sewing Directions
All seam allowances are 3/8″. Be sure to use a stretch stitch or serger to maintain stretch on all seams. The hem can be sewn with a single or double lengthened straight stitch, a double needle, or a coverhem machine.
Here’s a handy image to pin for quick reference!