Hey Everyone! Today I am showing you how to make an adorable and very in fashion circle skirt. The nice thing about this skirt is you can make it any length you'd like and with whatever fabric. It's also extremely easy and looks awesome! So let's jump right in!
You Will Need:
• Fabric of your choice (I bought a yard of mine which is a simple cotton blend for $5)
• Elastic (I got mine at Walmart for only $2, and got 1 inch elastic however the width is up to you)
• Measuring Tape
What To Do:
1. Start by measuring your waist. Take this measurement and divide it by 2x Pi (or 3.1416). This will give you the radius needed to make your pattern.
2. Fold your fabric in half, then half again. Mark the edges with your measurement. Then take a plate to create a semi-circle. Make sure you do this on one of the folded edges and one edge that is completely open.
3. Next with your tape measure and measure out the length. Keep the top of the tape measure at the top corner and rotate and trace small lines to make a larger circle. Once you have both shapes cut out the pieces. You should end up with 2 halves of what looks like a CD shape.
4. Place the two "right" sides of the fabric together and pin. Sew up the edges. I did a zig-zag stitch for this to make sure it was strong. I then took pinking shears and cut along the edge of the skirt. This isn't necessary but it will help with the longevity of your piece.
5. This next step is very time consuming but it well worth it. Take the bottom edge of your fabric and fold over roughly about 1/4 inch of the fabric and pin. Do this for the entire bottom. This will give you a finished edge and will prevent the skirt from fraying.
6. Take your elastic and sew it together 1 inch smaller than your waist measurement.
7. Mark the 4 centers on the elastic and skirt. Once marked match up your marking and pin the two together.
8. Sew the elastic to the waist of the skirt. Be sure to stretch the elastic as you go.
9. Fold over the elastic once more. This will conceal the elastic and give you a finished look. Sew along the waist again, stretching the elastic.
You're finished! If you want more information or want to watch me piece it together click the video here:
I hope you enjoy this circle skirt, I am definitely doing to be making a ton now that the warmer weather seems to be upon us.
Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the next one!