Sew a Circle Skirt in any fabric you choose to show off your fashion and style. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea perfect for the beginning sewer.
Don’t you love it when a project turns out better than you had imagined? That happened with this skirt! I had an idea of how it would look, but seeing it finished and on, I absolutely LOVE the finished product.
The fabric was purchased from Hancock Fabrics, and I found it on the clearance table. Never under estimate clearance! I purchased 1 1/2 yards. Here it is unfolded and laid out. You can see that the stripes are only one side of the fabric.
As soon as I saw the fabric, I knew that I wanted to make a circle skirt with it.
I used this Circle Skirt Tutorial. It really is a great tutorial. She has a simple formula on how to calculate the waist radius and there are pictures with every step so it is very easy to follow along.
Since the Tutorial is already made, I see no reason for me to re-do it so I will just show you some of the steps without going into full tutorial mode.
To draw my pattern I used the back of some Christmas Wrapping Paper, and string with a pencil tied on to use as a compass to make a nice even circle. Your pattern will only be for a quarter of the circle.
Fold the fabric into fourths. Pin the pattern to the fabric making sure that the waist portion of the skirt is on the corner of the fabric that is completely folded and has no raw edges. Then cut.
After the skirt is cut out, use a serger and sew along the waist and then the hem. The fabric that I used tended to fray a touch so I wanted to stop that before it started.
Use satin ribbon for the hem of the skirt. Turn the ribbon into bias tape my ironing the sides in and then in half.
Sewed the ribbon/bias right over the serger sewn hem to give the skirt a nice finished look.
The waistband is created with 3-inch elastic using the method stated in the tutorial and sewed it into the waist of the skirt.
The skirt came together really pretty quickly and I love how it turned out.
My inner little girl came out and I had to do a couple spins!
Do you have a favorite skirt that you sewed? Share and leave a comment below.