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catjonfitz
« on: January 24, 2007 07:01:59 PM »

Hi,
There is a thread in the discussion board about circle skirts for the curvy. I happen to love them as they fit around my waist and still go over my hips and thighs. The only problem I have is that to get a skirt out of a single piece of fabric I would probably need to use a double bed sheet to get a skirt of decent length.
So I have developed a method of making a circle skirt out of fabric 112cm (44inches) wide fabric and still get a skirt that falls below the knee, by using a self drafted pattern for an 8 gored skirt. Which I then cut at least one piece on the fold so I eliminate the centre front seam. The waist is about 85cm (33 1/2 inches) and the waist to hem currently 69cm (27 inches)



It is currently not hemmed as I try to hang then wash any circle skirt before I mark and sew a hem so the fabric has a chance to stretch first. The hem should stay straighter for longer that way.



I think that if you do wear a circle skirt you really do need to wear a fitted top.
I think this one will probably stay in the wardrobe until it cools down a little here, it will be great for Autumn and Winter, I think boots will look great with it. It's made out of a cotton drill.

I also put pockets in the side seams:

This is an action shot during construction:


Is anyone is interested, I took a stack of photos so could possibly write a tutorial?
I could possibly write a tutorial for inseam side pockets if anyone wants that too?

Let me know what you think.
Cat


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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007 07:42:06 PM »

It looks ABSOLUTELY marvelous. I would really love a tute, that and for your petticoat.  I want my spring wardrobe to be full of skirts!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007 08:02:17 PM »

I agree, that's a lovely piece.  I'd love to see how you did it, because I do hope someday, somehow, I'll manage to make myself a skirt. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007 08:05:19 PM »

I love it and would totally adore a tutorial for the skirt and definitely for the pockets!! Fantastic job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007 09:58:47 PM »

I would love a tutorial!  Also being a curvy girl I feel like I need too much fabric or a really short skirt!  Yours is beautiful and so well made.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007 10:57:17 AM »

Beautiful skirt! I'd love to see how you made the side pockets.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007 11:27:59 AM »

I've wanted to make an x-gore skirt a while myself and would very much welcome a tutorial.

-Dorion
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007 06:01:59 AM »

As always catjonfitz  your work is amazing! I would love to see a tute! I want a circle skirt for myself , but have always been put off by it because I could never make one at the right length. Yours is perfect! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2007 02:13:39 PM »

Very nice!  Grin LOVE IT!
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2007 03:34:47 PM »

Hehe nice choice of fabric, I used it for a bag recently. Wink

The skirt looks great too.
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