Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skirting the Issue 2013 Fact Sheet

Skirting the Issue 2013 Fact Sheet
To make things as easy as possible we tried to compile all the information for Skirting the Issue into one location.  However, if we missed any details or you still have questions please leave us a comment or send us an email and we will get back to you quickly!
What is Skirting the Issue?
A month long event where you are invited to sew along with us and make items to donate to charity.  (For more details read this post:  Skirting the Issue 2013 Begins Today!)
Who Can Participate?
Anyone who would like to sew along.  The more the merrier!
How Do I Participate?
Choose an item that you would like to sew (we will be sharing tutorials for 5 different items...one for each week in the month of July) then sew it up and donate it to the charity of your choice.
How Do I Find A Charity?
We will provide a list of charities that are in need of the items that we are making each week.  You can choose from the list or if you know of an organization that you would like to donate your items to that we haven't listed (especially if it is in your own community) please donate to where you know there is a need!  To read through the list just click here:  Skirting the Issue, Places to Donate 
What If I Would Rather Just Mail You My Items?
That is great to.  At the end of Skirting the Issue we will be taking all our items plus those mailed to us to various charities.  And we promise that anything you mail to us will be delivered to those who need and will appreciate them.   (Last year quite a few of you mailed us your skirts and that was wonderful to be able to take those boxes of skirts into the foster care office!)
What Is The Address If I Choose To Mail In My Item/Items?
We have set up a post office box for this event.  And the address is:
PO BOX 753
Lehi, Utah
How Do I Show That I Have Made An Item To Donate?
Just upload a picture to the Flickr group and under your photo tell us where you are planning on donating that item to!  (Here is a link that will take you directly to the Flickr group:  Skirting the Issue Flickr Group.)  However, if the Flickr group sounds too complicated (and it really isn't, I promise) then just email us...we like that to :)
When Do I Have To Have My Items Finished By?
The Skirting the Issue Flickr group will "officially close" at 11:59 P.M. (MST) on August 18th.
Can I Make More Than One Item?
Of course!  We would welcome 1 or 100 items!
Do I Have To Make The Items From The Weekly Tutorials?
Heavens no!  We are just providing tutorials for ideas.  Please use what ever patterns you'd like and sew what ever items that you know are in need. 
Is There Anything In This For Me?
We wish we could send you all a personal thank you gift...but there are only two of us.  However, we did round up some fantastic gifts from some generous sponsors to give away to a few of you wonderful people who sew along with us.  At the end of Skirting the Issue we will randomly select "winners" for the sew along prizes...which are really great...fabric, gift cards, and A BRAND NEW SINGER SEWING MACHINE!!!   (To see a complete list of all the prizes you can read this post:  Skirting the Issue, What We Have For You.)
Is There A Button Or Way To Show On My Blog That I Am Participating In Skirting The Issue?
Yes!  There is a button.  And here it is along with the code!
Simple Simon and Co

Hopefully this answers any questions you may have about Skirting the Issue.
Last year we set a goal of having 100 items finished and donated by the deadline and we far more than exceeded that number.  This year we are again hoping for 100 items.  Please help us reach our goal. 
-liZ and Elizabeth

We've had a few more questions...so here they are with the answers:
Is there a place I can go to find a sizing chart or measurements to make skirts?
Yes!  We made a sizing and measurements chart for girls and teens last year and you can find it here:  Sizing & Measurements Chart
Is there a size skirt that is needed more than others?
We have been told that the foster care closets are usually ok for preschool and smaller sizes but the need comes in older girl sizes, especially tween and teen sizes.
Is the Flickr link the same as last year?
Yes.  (So you can go back and see what was linked up that way last year!)  Here's the link:  Skirting the Issue Flickr Group
When can I start posting items in the Flickr group?
Now!  Whenever!  Get posting.  (And remember you have until 11:59 P.M. (MST) on August 18th before the Flickr group officially "closes".

Do I have to upload a separate photo for every item I make?
NO!  If you want to take a photo of a group of items that is great.  OR if you want to take a separate photo of each item we welcome that as well!

What if I only make one item?
Then that is awesome and there will be someone out there in the world who feels a little happier because of you.


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