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Topic: Funky print Circle skirt ( cant wait till spring!)  (Read 4784 times)
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« on: February 15, 2009 10:42:35 PM »

i got this awesome, AWESOME fabric, and couldn't help but resist in making a circle skirt. they are my favorite type of skirt, and i personally think they look great on ALL figures. check it out

The skirt was super easy to make. Once I drafted out the pattern on paper, basically a 1/3 panel, cut the pieces out, pin, and sew. I believe it took my about an hour, maybe even less. I'd be glad to post a tutorial if you like.

Please let me know what you think, as the only skirts I have ever made have been Renaissance fair dresses

Was asked for a tutorial so here it is (to the best of my ability)

1) Get a large piece of drafting paper or tape some newspapers/paper bags together, needs to be large enough to draw the 1/4 pattern

2)  measure your waist, and divide by 3 (for a 3 panel skirt) or 4 (for a 4 panel skirt). Once you have your waist measurement, measure the semi circle for that number from the top corner, from one edge to another, and add 1/2" for seam allowance. Make sure it curves similar to a circle, almost like a pizza slice?

3)  from there, measure how long you want the skirt to be, and starting at the first edge from the bottom of the line you did from your waist, measure down length, and mark off. and then keep moving in a circle, marking off, every couple of inches, making radial marks, from edge to edge.  this will be a bigger crescent moon/pizza shape.

4) draw the lines in along the bottom, and then cut out.  this piece will be 1/3 of a panel or 1/4 (if you divided by 4)

5) pin right sides together of two pieces and sew seam lengthwise.  pin the last piece (right side) to the rest of the skirt  (right side) and sew the seam.

6) pin your hem all the way around the skirt, and sew

7) flip the waist band for wrong sides together, pin and sew

Cool so now that you have all the hems, seams, and waistbands, just close the skirt (right sides together) pin and hem.

walla! you have a skirt

if there is anything you don't understand, feel free to ask me

« Last Edit: February 16, 2009 10:32:41 AM by RetroAddict86 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 11:19:05 PM »

Does that fabric have faces on it?

Pretty sure it does. Either way. Totally cute!

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009 11:31:23 PM »

Does that fabric have faces on it?

Pretty sure it does. Either way. Totally cute!

thanks! yeah it totally does have faces on it. white faces, along with black and pink crossbones, the fabric was so out there i just had to get it!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009 04:51:40 AM »

Very cute!  I'd love to see a tutorial!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010 09:34:55 PM »

Oh sweet! Thanks so much! I have a ton of fabric that is super cute and this skirt would be perfect!
A great Saturday Project for me! Again thanks so much!

Once upon a time a girl named Indigo played with her Gran's sewing machine... the rest is fabric hoarding, sewing addicting history!
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