Continuing on the theme of how I've become my children's seamstress of late,
this time it's a circle skirt. And it was so easy to make!
Again, the project started with someone's idea of a garment they just had to have, this time a circle skirt for school. So off we went to JoAnn Fabrics where we selected a faux suede with a fun "metallic" finish.
You don't need a pattern to make a circle skirt. Simply layout the fabric folded over along the fabric grain and cut a line along the fold half way up the length to create the center back seam. Then cut out a small half circle at the midway point. Start small, it can always be enlarged once the material is draped on the body to see if the circle is large enough to create the waist of the skirt. From the outer edges of the small half circle, measure the desired length of the skirt, plus an inch or two just to give you some leeway. Mark this point on the fabric in frequent intervals, creating a large half circle and then cut out the circle along the points.
After the needed circumference of the waist is determined, measure the total length and cut a waistband the same length, approximately 3-4 inches wide.
Create a back seam by sewing the circle together, leaving 7-9 inches open for the zipper and sew on the waistband.
Sew in the zipper, I like invisible zippers best.
Then turn over the waistband, pin and sew in place.
Finally, a simple hem...and there you go.
I've been asked if we can make a collection of these, next in a camel faux suede.
We're off to the store this morning.
It's a good thing the decorating of my house is basically done with no long to-do lists,
those projects would have a hard time making it to the start line!