which way does the fabric stretch? what is the stretch factor (percentage)?
cutting stripes for a circle skirt is tricky in many ways. if you cut as you describe (these are called gores), the stripes will chevron at the seams which creates its own headache in terms of matching them.
depending on which way and how much the fabric stretches, you are not going to be able to avoid either seams or matching issues. neither is bad, but they take consideration before cutting.
After sitting down and measuring the stretch, it turns out that it has equal stretch both ways. 4" becomes 7" (is that a stretch factor of 57%? my math is very rusty).
I don't mind making seams, and if the stripes don't match *exactly* it shouldn't be *too* big of a deal. The fabric is very drapey and I imagine the chevron effect should be mostly hidden as long as I'm not twirling around.
I'm planning on making this circle skirt as part of the quickie dress. Maybe I need to... think outside the circle?
Oh, and as an aside- I did make one from the panne velvet that you helped me with the other day- it came out alright. It's a little big around the waist (can fix that with elastic) but my biggest issue is that the fabric looks different on the wrong side, so the straps end up looking messy when the wrong side is exposed. Also, the straps are a little short
I'm toying with the idea of shortening the straps to shoulder height and adding a few feet of something like chiffon for tying with.
I'm a good rambler