You must feel so proud doing it all by yourself! Thanks so much for the wonderfully clear tutorial! Blog policy All posts and pictures are copyrighted by Autumn Baldwin and blog content may not be reposted elsewhere.
I just get lost in the black and boxy. So naturally I had to make this skirt. This easy, fun bright skirt. Cut the skirt out as directed below. My tip on cutting the circle skirt out, fold your fabric in half and find the center. Stick a measuring tape through the end at the center, and mark the half circle out by sliding your length measurement and your waist measurement on the measuring tape around the half circle.
Cut the waist band on a bias optional , which is the diagonal direction on the fabric, the bias has a little stretch to it. I used the edges of what was left from my circle skirt being cut out, and ended up cutting 4 pieces instead of 1, then sewing them together to make the waistband the width and length I needed. Add interfacing if you want the waistband to stay nice and stiff, preventing wrinkles and such.
Cut open the circle skirt if you cut the skirt out on a fold. Pin the waistband to the skirt opening. The waistband and the opening should match up, if not, make adjustments to the opening, by either cutting a little wider if too small or gathering it when sewing the waistband together if the opening is too big,.
Serge or zig zag stitch almost a satin very tight stitch, with one edge of the zig zag rolling over the side the edge of the waistband to the opening and the openings of the skirt.
This crease is the guide for your invisible zipper. Pin the zipper in, lining it up to the creased line. So the crease and the stitch line will be the same.
Then sew in the other zipper, lining up the mark with where the waistband meets the skirt. Pin together the the bottom half of the skirt, aligning the creases. Helps prevent that annoying hole when the stitch starts coming out. I love the color that you chose for the skirt! Every girl should have a great go-to circle skirt like this one. Great skirt, love that colour.
Have you ever thought of going all in with a full circle skirt? Pretty sure I just stared at that necklace for 30 seconds before my trance was broken. Love the way you styled this midi skirt — not an easy feat! All in a Soiree- Daily Lifestyle Inspiration. Lovely outfit and perfect skirt. I love this color http: This is so incredibly pretty. I absolutely adore it! I would love to try this one day. I think I may use this for part of Halloween costume this year!
I love it, all I need to get is the materials. While making another one of your skirts last week, I found myself daydreaming about making a circle skirt—and then you posted this in my FAVE color! You must feel so proud doing it all by yourself! Plus, it looks fantastic on you! It figures that you thrifted the fabric! Now I need to go scout around to find a match… I was sooo hoping you could help me out. Oh well, no one said life was easy.
If its a circle skirt, then I would add to the top for sure, because you will have to cut out a circle and then add that circle to the skirt. If its just a gathered skirt that was previously a rectangle pre-sew, then the bottom would be just fine to add to. You could always dye some or make it a color blocked type skirt.
You make me want to sew all day long! So you have pics of how you cut it? Also, for the cut For the waist the middle circle , does that mean waist divided by 3. Did anyone run into this problem and fix it?
Am I assuming incorrectly that this is a half circle skirt? Latest Currency news updates, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading ForexAffairs.
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Do you think this could work with a cotton eyelet? It is kind of stiff, but I love the fabric. If not, is there another similar pattern you could recommend? I am itching to try it! Yes you can definitely can use eyelit! It will be a bit stiff, so it will stick out a bit more, but that would be fine by me! Maybe I could make my own! Would be very grateful for further explanation! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
Love your website too!! What was the length of your skirt? It seems to be about inches, depending on how tall you are. Measure again to create a hem curve, this time using the hem radius number. Cut along the pins…. The waistband should be 5 inches tall, and half your waist measurement wide. Make sure the long edges of the waistband pieces go with the stretch in the fabric side to side as seen below. Place the pieces RST and sew all the way down one short side. On the other short side, sew down a little more than halfway, then leave an opening, and sew the bottom half inch, as shown by dots below.
Fold the waistband in half right side out and press. Now you have a skirt piece and a waistband piece, as you see below. Slide the waistband over the top of the skirt and pin the raw edges together.
Sew waistband to skirt, being sure to use a stitch that will stretch. I use my serger here and give the waist a tiny stretch as I sew. Flip the waistband up and press. Cut 2 inch wide elastic to your waist measurement and thread it through the waistband, using a large safety pin.
Try on the skirt and figure out how tight you want the elastic, then sew the ends together and trim. At this point all you have left is to hem the skirt! Make sure to pin and press up the hem before sewing. On knit half circle skirts I fold up only once, and then use a double needle to sew the hem.
One more resource you might appreciate is this circle skirt calculator , which can help you figure out how much fabric you will need and calculate the radii for your for different types of circle skirts.
Looking for more skirt sewing tutorials? The half circle skirt in a maxi length. The perfect flattering gathered skirt. The easy everyday skirt tutorial. The everyday skirt in maxi length. Sweatpants to cozy skirt refashion. Pleated midi skirt tutorial. Girls reversible pompom skirt. The clothes are cute but very functional and not fussy at all to sew. I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for your generosity in sharing both the pattern and your tutorial which is very easy to understand.
I shall try to make one for myself and one for my baby granddaughters too. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Your work is fantastic! Thank you so much! I need to make many of these and the maxi ones too! Your tutorials are always awesome! The circumference of a circle distance around is pi [3. Either [pi x d] or [2 x pi x r]. Look at it this way to ballpark double-check: Even a pretty stable knit without a ton of stretch will work when using the waist measurement instead of the hip measurement because fabrics cut on a curve have a lot of give.
But for those whose waists are quite a bit smaller than their hips, using something in between the waist and hip measurement might be a great idea — thanks! Yes the comment was right but unfortunately I cut my material before I asked someone who does maths teaching for a living! When making a skirt like this, you are cutting HALF a circle, not a full circle. Thanks for sharing your pattern lady and for being a good sport with some salty sewers!
Did you use 60 inch fabric here? Trying to figure out how to make my skirt a decent length, and failing. I want my skirt below my knees. I would also like to make a maxi. I really want a half circle skirt.
I will be adding the waistband separately. So if my waist is Thanks so much for the wonderfully clear tutorial! You really should correct the verbiage in this post. The circumference of a circle waist measurement divided by pi 3.
I read it I looked at the post for an elastic treatment and wondered what in the world you were talking about. I thought this at first too, but quickly realized the tutorial is correct. Since we are only making a half circle, not a full circle the waist measurement divided by Pi gives the radius used to draw a half circle with a curve length equal to the waist measurement.
Would it still work if the fabric is folded the other way? Just made this today. Very easy to follow. My skirt came out perfect. Just made this beautiful and easy skirt! Also, in off-the-rack clothing, my waist is a full size smaller than my hips, so maybe I am someone who needs to take that into account as you mentioned in a reply to comment above. I can just barely wiggle my way in and out of it and it fits perfectly at my waist without even using elastic.
Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I would say both.
If its a circle skirt, then I would add to the top for sure, because you will have to cut out a circle and then add that circle to the skirt. If its just a gathered skirt that was previously a rectangle pre-sew, then the bottom would be just fine to add to. DIY Midi Circle Skirt With Pockets: No Pattern!: Fall is upon us. All you need to get by is a good comfortable skirt with places to put your stuff (pockets!).This skirt is made in midi-length, which is the length you will see down the runways and in the stores for Fall. Pantone's color of the se. Liz at Cotton and Curls shares a tutorial for making a midi circle skirt. The midi length comes just below the knee. A circle skirt flares from the waist out to the hem, so the longer length means a fuller skirt .