It made it so much easier than trying to eyeball it myself. Should I sew up the side seams and attach it to the elastic which we have enough of or cut some extra pieces out of the fabric and have 4 seams? I love watching your tutorials. I made one of these today and it went so well. My problem is that I gather the ruffled fabric before attaching it to the elastic with a twin needle and because of the bulk of all the fabric, my stitches keep skipping and it looks horrible!
Why does the hem of my skirt wind up with longer bits after a few weeks? Before hemming a circle skirt, let it hang on a hanger for a few days.
After the fabric has stretched out, remeasure and trim the excess before hemming. The best you can do is encourage the bias to stretch out before hemming and then even it up. How do I make a circle skirt with an elastic waistband? I have a tutorial for that here: That seems like a lot. Yes, you could add a seam and take in the extra width. But then we did all that work to cut it in one piece for naught!
Yes, you could gather the extra width into the waistband, but then we biffed it, right? So, what to do if you followed my advice to subtract all those inches from the waist, and now the waist is too small? Make the hole bigger! It would depend on where you want to wear the skirt. I just want to say thank you. I wanted to make a ballet skirt and found your tutorial on YouTube.
I am not great at sewing, but I did it!!! I was nervous because the fabric I was using was sheer and slippery, but it turned out great! Have a good day! I was following some other tutorial that said before finding the radius add 2 inches to help with it going over your hips. Yup, now I have an ultra cute skirt that is too big and is slightly too short because I had a larger radius than needed! Thank you for the post. You can always gather the extra into the waistband.
As for the length, you could add a bit of lace trim or a ruffle to the edge. I love watching your tutorials. Thanks so much for your help! Forgot to mention, every time she wears the skirt she gets compliments of how nice it looks.
What do I do if I already cut out the one piece circle and decide to use fabric waistband and creating casing to run regular elastic through?
The casing should be made large enough to fit over your hips or shoulders. The same with the hole of the circle skirt. The elastic should be cut a few inches smaller than your waist. What kind of fabric do you suggest? Can you use just a quilting cotton, or do you need something g more flowy? Do I still do the same math to get the inner circle?
How do I mark that then cut the outer circle? Now we proceed with the same math as before. Since the skirt will have a seam anyway, any excess fabric can just be taken in to the seam allowance.
Is there any possible way around this or do i HAVE to use stretchy fabric if I want to get around using a zipper? This tutorial has an elastic waistband style that will work for both stretch or non-stretch fabrics: I watched the circle skirt video before I saw the pixie skirt video and made my skirt by my waist measure.
Thank you so much for making this tutorial! Hi Bell- The pixie skirt tutorial here shows a waistband style better suited for woven fabrics: Do I open up the fabric and cut 2 half circles and piece on the sides and place zipper on side? Other prints would potentially wind up being sideways if you cut that way, which is why I talk more about cutting in 4 pieces in the video.
This is a great site! I am new to sewing and I want to make clothes for my daughter and her doll. Forgive my ignorance but if I have a 38ish waist and my first circle is 44 how much fabric do I purchase? Sorry, but I am confused. The video version of the tutorial has instructions for figuring out how much fabric you need: Thank you for letting us know! That is so cool! I want to make a floor length circle skirt and twice as full. This is the radius. You will cut two full circles with the above radius and sew them together.
In reality, you will actually be cutting many segments and sewing them together. A floor length double-full skirt is going to require a lot of seams. Your best bet is going to be to make a template first.
Remember to add seam allowances. Hi Lex, How would you go about making a circle skirt out of a fabric that already has a border? If you had, say, a circular tablecloth with a border, that would work. A better fit for fabric with a border would be a gathered skirt. Hello, I love circle skirts and want to up my game by attaching a bodice to my fabric waistband circle skirt before installing my zipper to the whole garment, do you have any suggestions to offer.
I really appreciated the tip you gave about taking off four inches to accommodate the bias cut of the waist. Any helpful suggestions like that regarding the bodice would be most helpful.
When attaching a circle skirt to a bodice, I would assemble the bodice first. It would be easiest to make the cut along a grainline.
Attaching the zipper along a cut with bias could lead to wavy seams. Serge around the waist. It just depends on your preference. Next, if you prefer, serge each seam edge separately to seal off the raw edges. Fan the seam out and sew down each side. This will help the waistband lay flatter on your skirt. I made this mistake and when I tried the finished skirt on Lucy, the elastic ended up being one inch too big and I had to take the whole thing apart. As you can see, the elastic is slightly smaller than the fabric waist.
If they were exactly the same size and you sewed the fabric onto the elastic, you would never be able to stretch the elastic at all unless you had used stretchy fabric.
It would snap the thread as you tried to stretch the skirt on and off. Start pinning the elastic band to the skirt. Find the middle of the back of the skirt and pin that first. Then flip the skirt over and pin it in the middle of the front of the skirt: Then pin the elastic down on both sides of the skirt. Then continue cutting the gaps in half by pinning the elastic down. You can pin as much or as little as you like.
I usually pin down about 8 spots: Use both hands as you go, pulling it straight in the front and the back and sew from pin to pin, stretching it bits at a time.
This is how it looks relaxed: You can use a zigzag or a straight stitch. We just need to hem the skirt. Trim any uneven spots around the bottom of the skirt or if you want it to be shorter, cut off the extra length.
Serge around the bottom of the skirt. Iron the edge of the skirt under. I prefer a very small hem on this skirt so that it bounces and twirls better. Try it on, Give it a whirl! And enjoy a little treat. Tips for making an Adult version: This skirt was made with a slinky polyester charmeuse feels similar to a silky scarf and it drapes beautifully.
Depending on your waist size and the length of your skirt you can cut an entire circle using inch wide fabric. Make your pattern first and then work out the math. I would recommend using fabrics with a pattern to disguise the seams. Elastic waistband — 29 inches Radius — 4. I typically wear a size 4 or 6 in skirts. I just used notebook paper and taped the sheets together.
I found a roll of brown craft paper at the dollar general for a little over a dollar. Brown bags from the grocery store work well, too. Just cut them open and use the blank side to trace on. If newspapers are still printed in your community, ask about end rolls. Thanks for posting such a great tutorial. I may have to invest in a serger now…. Hi and thank you fro the tutorial. This is such a cute skirt.
I do have a questions, though. I am making 14 of these for costumes and need to know how to handle a bigger hip measurement than the give in the waist will allow. I cut a inch slit in the centre back, turn the edges under a quarter of an inch, then use two skirt hook and eyes on the turned-under edges of the elastic waistband.
I had the same question. For myself, that is… rather curvy. Use the hip measurement instead of the waist measurement to cut the inside of your circle. I never thought to use elastic for the waistband. Did you know that the hole in the end of your tape measure is perfect for marking out the circle for the pattern.
I sat there for about thirty minutes trying to do my circles and eventually gave up. Thank you for that great tip! If you reverse the tape, pinning the tape at point and using pencil in hole to mark radius.
I use push pin on cuttimg mat at point. Hattye, I remembered your comment and took it one further. I marked my pattern directly onto the folded fabric. That is the perfect way to get full use of your fabric since you can measure directly on the edge of the fabric and not have to try and get the pattern just right.
I did have to have someone else hold the pin for me, but it was so quick and easy. Oh, and cutting it with scissors was so much easier than using my rotary cutter. I love my rotary cutter and rarely use my expensive scissors but the scissors make this much easier, especially on adult sizes.
Thanks for the tutorial. But if that bothers you just hem them together at the end. Thanks so much, Dana! So nice of you to reply right now…you must be so busy with baby Clara! Thank you for you time and help!! You could always sew two strips of elastic together using a wide zig-zag stitch to help with the stretch. Thanks for the great tutorial. In order to overcome some of the twisting you can try two things. One, if you are finishing the edges with a serger with differential feed, tighten your stitch so that it puckers just a tiny bit only for the hem, not the top where you will attach elastic , this ease will pull the hem in just slightly and make the hem a bit easier.
When pressing the hem up use a LOT of steam to press the fabric into submission. I finished the hem with contrasting fabric bias tape. It was a navy skirt with white elastic and a white self made bias tape completely closing the hem.. Good contrast and held the drape of the skirt. So the hem with the right side up — the feed dogs of your sewing machine help with the ease. If you sew with the right side up the feed dogs make it worse….
If you sew with the right side down the feed dogs make it worse…. I get a roll of freezer paper at the grocery store and use that. You can get a lot of patterns from a roll of freezer paper.
What a darling skirt. Going to try and make this for my daughter today. She saw a picture of this and wanted it above all the others I showed her. Thanks for a great tutorial. I looked at some other circle skirt tutorials and yours was the most clear.
I breezed through this because your directions were wonderfully explained. Taffeta is usually 60 inches or there about as well. I have two made of taffeta. My first one has black flocked polka dots and has washed up fine, cold gentle, tumble dry delicate. It has really softened up. The flocking does start coming off a bit but it still looks good.
The other I just made with zebra stripe flocking. It is still really stiff but I made a drop waist and it wore nicely. I hope that it holds up just as well as the other one. It has so much more flocking I worry that it may start looking bad with machine washes. Marlene, hopefully you see this. I made one of these today and it went so well. Thanks so much for the pattern and tips.
It made it so much easier than trying to eyeball it myself. Is there another way you could do the waist instead of using elastic waistband? How would you go about doing a waist similar to you simple skirt tutorial?
I love your website, by the way. Spent hours last night and this morning just looking at your tutorials. And your pictures are fantastic too! You could sew a separate waistband to the top of the skirt with the same fabric and then string elastic through the waistband casing. Look at the Market Skirt tutorial for details on that sort of waistband: I was wondering the same thing! My daughter cannot stand the feeling of elastic on her skin. I made two of these using a stretchy fabric.
The actual waist circumference falls on the sewing line, so when the skirt is on, the fabric is neither stretched nor gathered at the waistband, but falls flat. I sewed the ends of the rectangle together first to make a circle, then folded the circle in half with the seam on the inside and sewed the edges together.
Sewed the skirt part to the sewn double edge of the waistband. I subtracted instead of adding to the waist measure because the fabric was plenty stretchy to go over the hips, and I wanted it to be somewhat taut even when on the body to support the weight of the skirt. Because of the fabric type, I left the bottom edge of the skirt unhemmed.
It looks fine, and has been through many washings. They turned out great! My teen girls wear them to school and church. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I just posted a link to this from my blog. Thanks designed for sharing such a good idea, article is fastidious, thats why i have read it completely.
Having just lost lbs. Did I say I just had my 58th birthday in February?! Thanx and be blessed! Like Ahhnold said, I willl be back! Congrats for all your hard work!! Happy birthday Sunny Smith. Where do you get your clothing tags? I really want to order some for the clothing I make for my little girl but can only find Iron Ons, I would like the sew ons like you have.
Thank you so much for this easy skirt Dana! I was struggling with how to make the dress when one of my readers said I should check you site and man am I glad she did. I made two of these, but I added pockets to one of them. I put a pocket into each side seam of the skirt so they are hidden. I have been getting so many compliments! Love this and even more my daughter loves it more! Thank you for the step by step……math, geometry, and anything in that category was not my subject lol.
I can not get onto my circle skirt. I have been dying to do this for my girls for a while now…again thanks!!!! Thank you soooo much for this awesome easy tutorial!
Do you think the pre-smocked fabrc they have at Jo-Anns would work for the waist? My daughter is having spirit weel next week and one of the days is decade day. She wants to wear something 50s inspired. But I would encourage doing the elastic shirring yourself. It is really easy, even with a Brother machine.
With the Brother machines you have to take the whole, opaque, grey plastic plate off when loading bobbin, not just the clear smoked plastic cover. Then make sure you pull the elastic thread through the little notch in the metal bobbin housing, this is the tension notch.
Pull some of the elastic bobbin thread through and then manually turn the needle wheel and draw up the elastic thread through the throat plate same as drawing up regular bobbin thread , and pull out a couple inches or sew. Then lengthen your stitch. Start with back stitching then do a straight stitch.
Make sure you you stretch the elastic back out so you are sewing subsequent rows on flat fabric. When you are done back stitch, leave a little elastic at the end to sew down for extra security. Then blast it with some hot steam for it it shrink up even more. Thank you so much for this tutorial.
So simple, straightforward and clearly explained. I made one of these skirts for myself about a week ago, and it is my new favourite skirt. Today, I helped my daughter make herself a skirt for Easter. I posted pics on my FB page. Do I do it before sewing the skirt to the waistband??? Love it and I am NOT very good with a sewing machine. I had some trouble with the waistband, but that is just because I need more practice.
To simplify things, I made the skirt out of a t-shirt material, folded it in 4 and cut from the corner. Then I sewed on the waistband — no hemming, no serge. I just have a quick question that I am hoping you can answer. I want to add tulle under the circle skirt to make it more frilly. Its for my nieces birthday outfit. How would you suggest adding in tulle?
Measure it out like the cirlce skirt and add it to the waist band and then add a lining so it doesnt make the legs itch? Thank you so much! My daughter needed a costume for school tomorrow… Nothing like getting news the night before. Anyway, I have not sewn anything in over 15 years. I used a cotton sheet and elastic I cut out of old yoga pants. I followed the directions except, instead of making a pattern on paper, I drew on the wrong side of the fabric with washable marker.
The skirt turned out simply amazing. I will be making more of these for everyday use. I made my 2 year old the circle skirt. So easy and cute! I want to make myself one, but I want it around 27 in. How exactly do you do the 2 semi circles? Just make a semi circle using the same math in the tutorial. Maybe the baby circle skirt will help it make more sense? I made one for my friend,but it was a dress actually,all those super duper math really worked! But now i need a lil help here,im planning to make circle skirt using chiffon,and ofcourse the lining,what do you think should i use,invisble zipper or elastic?
But now i need a lil help here,im planning to make circle skirt using chiffon,and ofcourse the lining,what do you think should i use,invisble zipper or elastic or button? I made a polkadot dress with circle skirt for my friend,and she loves it! Now i need a lil help,im planning to make circle skirt using chiffon and lining ofcourse,what should i use best,zipper or elastic or button?
This is so cute! I have some 1 inch ruffle elastic that I want to use…do you think it would work this?? This was such a fun and easy project! It gave me a reason to dig out the old serger that I am terrified of! Me being a perfectionist, it turned out okay. My daughter however loved it! I would add a another layer under the skirt sew the two layers together at the waist and make the bottom layer similar to the layered skirt Tutorial http: Dana, I am hoping you can help with a question I have.
I have been making skirts using that adorable pre-ruffled fabric like the yellow you used on the cute swimsuit, and attaching an exposed elastic waistband. My problem is that I gather the ruffled fabric before attaching it to the elastic with a twin needle and because of the bulk of all the fabric, my stitches keep skipping and it looks horrible! Sorry if this is confusing. Thanks so much for this great tutorial!!!
I made the cutest and quickest skirt for my daughter. My fabric has finally reached critical mass and needs reduced! Anyhow, just wanted to share another idea for your readers…instead of wide elastic at the waist you could use rib knit.
Depending on the rib count you want it to be about 4 inches less than your actual waist size as it stretches a lot! To use rib knit — cut a piece of rib knit double your waist band width, your desired length the easiest way to do this is actually to make the waist band and try it on the child , sew the rib together to make a continuous loop and then fold it in half with the wrong sides together.
Serge the rib to the skirt — this is easiest done with the rib on top, you will stretch the rib between those quarter marks. Fold up the waistband and press the seam toward the skirt, iron carefully and try not to touch the rib, the top stitch around the top of the skirt through the waistband seam.
If you look around you can find rib in all sorts of bright colors but buy it when you find it colored as sometimes I can only find white. I made your market skirt for my 7 months baby and it came out great! Can you give me any advice? I would really appreciate if you could give me any advice: Treat her skirt like the skirt for a curvy adult, but in miniature scale- make the smaller circle for her hip measurement and the elastic for her waist measurement. That way, it should go over her hips just fine but still be cinched in.
I have searched everywhere to figure out my dilemma with not wanting to add a zipper, but using a non stretching fabric. This was the advice I needed. Thanks so much for a great tutorial! I used it to make a bedroom adult version for a friend and linked back to your easy to follow instructions!
Thank you for this pattern! I made it for my daughters graduation! The best twirler we have! I love this skirt! Now that I have the pattern drafted on my freezer paper it is even quicker to pop one out! I just finished up a fun owl skirt for my daughter. I cheated and picked up a circle tablecloth at the thrift store half off! Boy, was it quick to sew up!
Thanks for the tutorial! I made one of these for me, and I have the fabric for 2 more! I have found that a twin bed sheet gives me enough fabric for the length that I want. I would also recommend using a non-directional print.
My first one is a striped fabric, and since it is all on the bias the stripes hang straight up and down on the sides and sideways on the front and back. I love this pattern, but I keep having trouble with the elastic waistband. This happened to me too. I just flipped it over and sewed on the finished side so I could keep it straight. I had the fabric and knew I wanted to make it a circle skirt, but waited to cut it out for a few months because I had convinced myself the math part would be too complicated.
A few weeks ago I just sat down and did it and it was so much easier than I thought it would be! Thanks for an easy-to-follow tutorial! This will be perfect!
And I bet I could easily turn it into a dress pattern if I wanted! Man the wheels are turning now! I purchased rot dye but they only had it in liquid. Does rot liquid dye work the same as the liquid dye in your elastic dye tutorial.
Once the elastic is relaxed, the stitches pucker and look like the tension is way too loose. What am I doing wrong? Did you ever figure it out? Tension, needle type, stitch length, what? Any advice for how to cut a layered circle skirt? I want to layer some tulle over a satin circle skirt, but cannot figure out how much fabric I need or how to cut it. Would I sew them in right under the elastic?
Got any elastic substitutes? Would a waistband made from stretch knit out of my stash work? I would like to make this myself, but waist bands usually need to go higher on me. By the way, I saw that purl soho now carries a line of colored elastic.
I found a nice yet expensive circle skirt in denim with no waistband showing. I know it is more of a thicker fabric. Would I be able to remake it? Do you have any tips with using denim or hiding the waistband? I tried this tutorial and my daughters skirt is really cute!!!! It did not come out quite like yours though… I had to add a layer because I cut it too short…but I was able to recover.
When I pull skirts on according to measurements, as it may fit my waist, it will not pass my hips. Thank you so much for this! This is one of the best tutorials I have seen so far. I could follow all the instructions very easily and had not a single question in mind because all the information was just there. I love my skirt and I linked back to your tutorial….
Did you dye that dark elastic for the yellow skirt? I tried to dye some elastic brown, but it turned out a kind of purple color, and I let it soak overnight…. Depends on how wide your fabric is.
Your best bet is to find an old queen or king size top sheet — buy one at a thrift store if necessary — and use it as a trial run. Follow all the directions above and you should end up with a circle like Dana described. Once you have this, you can use it as your pattern piece. I spent this past weekend doing just that. Due to differing yardage and a doh! Also, you may need to add a couple of inches to your waist length to allow for seam allowances and still have extra give for the elastic.
I love your explanation. Will really love to see. Your tutorials are great! And I love this skirt. I have a question about your elastic. Is it knitted, woven or braided?
Your elastic looks very nice in the close up picture where you fan out the elastic and stitch it down. What kind of elastic is it? This was the best tutorial ever! This is the very first article of clothing I have ever sewn and it looks awesome! My waist is 30, then my hips are If I do it according to those instructions add 2 inches , will they fit over my hips?
Try cutting out the waist part of your fabric to your hip measurements. Keep the elastic to your waist measurements. It will gather a bit more so try a lighter fabric. Thank you for the clear step-by-step instructions. I look forward to making this skirt. I want to try adding a waistband as you suggest in your market skirt tutorial. How long should my waistband casing piece need to be?
Thank you so much for the clear and detailed directions! I would like to put a label on them if they turn out. Could you please share how to make a label? I found your link for the labels! I was so excited about the skirt, I overlooked it! What do I do now?
Thank you for this tutorial!! Is 3 am, and I just finished making my circle skirt. Thanks for the tutorial, hoping this pattern is as easy as you make it look. I am on the bigger side so I am going to use it and cut it in gores as you suggested previously. Dana would this work with 2 halves of a. Donut piece if you only had a very wide half yard and sewed the two half circles together to form the same shape?
Wondering if you have ever tried this? I am quite addicted to these skirts!! I have made them for all of my nieces birthdays and have made several for my daughter. It turned out so cute!! But my very favorite was my most recent one, made of a lightweight corduroy since I wanted something for the fall.
It turned out so cute, that I went out and stocked up on corduroy to make a bunch for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!! I have gotten so much use out of it and a lot of compliments on the skirts I have made from it!!
I just made this skirt for my little one and I normally get frustrated with patters and them not working for me. But not this one! I think I have found a new gift to give and make!!
Hi Thanks for a wonderful and simple upload. I have gone through a couple of sites and have found yours the easiest to follow. I think you have not mentioned it as I have not come across the same. I would appreciate your reply as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for such a great tutorial! But it is so, so cute and super simple! Thank you so much for your amazing tutorial. This week is homecoming week for my daughters high school and at the last minute day before she decided she wanted to do the theme for tomorrow which is Disney Day! I have read through it and made notes. I need to make some circular wrap around skirts for a dance class that we have at our church for yr olds. This is sure going to make it easeier for me Thanks heaps Elizabeth.
Thanks for the pictures! I followed your instruction and complete my skirt today. I have little experience in sewing. But this was simple enough to follow. I found your tutorial on pinterest. Today is a Sadie Hawkins Hoedown that I am chaperoning for a bunch of high school students from my school. I wanted a new outfit, but needed something quick. Last night I sewed up a circle skirt to go with a peasant blouse. I started with the blouse which took 2 hours and finished with the skirt which took 1 hour!
I am very impressed with the result! I am 17 and have very little experience sewing and I made my first one today and it turned out perfectly! I will definitely be making another one tonight! I will be the envy of all my friends at school on Tuesday!
I am going to make these for my sisters and all my neices for Christmas this year! Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial! I just attempted this and made mine to big I have no idea how I messed this up I was doing the elastic one is can I fix it? What kind of stitch do you recommend for sewing the elastic. I am a new with sewing and I used a wide zig zag.
I overlooked one detail. Me and my brain cells…. Thought you may want to see my take on it: Some one told me that a half circle skirt would be better, do you have that on this website??? Thank you for the tutorial! I refer to it in my blog, as the inspiration for a circle skirt made for my daughter: I am still pretty new to sewing, but your tutorial looked doable for me.
I broke two needles just trying to sew the elastic together. The thread kept looping like crazy underneath as well. What might I have been doing wrong? Would cutting each panel on the grain and sewing them together change the way the skirt hangs as opposed to cutting the panels in a circle. I still want it to flow the same way it would if I cut a full circle. Thanks for this tutorial. Made this for my daughter and very pleased with the results- would love to make one for myself too.
People like you make sewing accessible and achievable for so many women. Keep up the great work! I made three of these skirts yesterday after reading this tutorial! Two Christmas skirts for my daughters and even one for myself!!!
Love, love, love this tutorial! Thanks for breaking it down and explaining as well as you did! Thank you so much for the simplified version of the circular skirt. Love your tutorial, I made one for my daughter but would also like to make some for gifts, Do you have a reference on sizes for length and elastic for different sizes?
Nice weblog right here! Additionally your website so much up fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink in your host? I want my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol. I just made one of these for my four year old niece… exactly the same measurements as your Lucy. I added some pretty lace to the bottom and it is too cute! I accidently cut my skirt out in the middle of the fabric instead of having the edges of the pattern on the fold, so will have to have 4 seams down the sides.
It depends on the cost of the fabric. You could also try putting the seams offset. You still end up with 4 — but the are to the right and left instead of front and center. Any suggestions as to how to gradually ad inches in length to the back of the circle skirt..
Are you limited to skirt length by how wide your fabric is off-the-bolt? Is there a way to make it longer? I plan on making this skirt tomorrow, and I was wondering, how would I make the top go out more, or like the bottom has more fabric?
I love this skirt: Thanks in advance, and I wanted to say thanks for creating such a thorough tutorial. Thank you so much!!! I just made first circle skirt, just in time for swing class tonight! I picked a jersey in old mauve with little white polka dots. I made one small change — I used a smaller width for the waistband: I just found this web site on how to make this skirt.
Thank you so much for the step by step instructions. I read many websites and did not understand the radius and then how to get the circle. A good tutorial and a new ideal to work on. It is good to always develop and share new idea. Your blog was my first skirt ever…the simple straight skirt. I had just bought a refurb sewing machine and started attempting to sew. I was so thrilled with making a skirt for the girls. This circle skirt will now be my favorite!! Just made one in multicolor chevron that is sooo fun and cute.
I loved the measurements and tutorial…all were easy and perfect. The only thing I would ask, is there any other pointers on sewing to elastic?
I pinned and pulled… and then ripped and pinned and pulled tight again: I finally ended up basting it in place as best I could AND then sewing a top stitch that was neater and ripping out the basting stitch. Would a certain needle help better or just more practice? Love everything on here…and you are helping a girl conquer her fear of sewing! I want to do a circle skirt on a dress for my 3 year old. To do that, would I leave out the elastic waist and the addition inch, then just sew it directly to the bodice?
I used it here: My daughter wanted a circle skirt for Christmas. I cut two skirts, one of Christmas fabric and one of a solid blue that matched the colors in the Christmas fabric from some light cotton fabric.
I sewed them right sides together at the hem, turned them right sides out and then attached a waistband casing at the top with elastic in it. I love the extra weight the two layers give! Now she has a reversible circle skirt with no edges that can fray! So famous, you are! Thank you so much for sharing your circular skirt making instructions.
You have helped me gain some mummy points! I know this post is an old one, but I just encountered it today. I work at a fabric store and I often joke with customers about how easy a circle skirt is. Mine are just three seems and a hem! I make mine down to the floor though, usually takes about five yards of fabric, so the circle is actually two pieces of fabric It pleases me to see someone else using the math rather than a bought pattern I thought I was the only one who did that!
I have a measuring tape marked with my waist and hem lines, and just rotate that on my material, marking it with chalk. I always get complimented for my skirts. Thank you so much for taking the time to figure out the math and take all the photos for this awesome tutorial! I am so excited to make this skirt one for me and one for my daughter! I just used this tutorial for the 3rd time just this month. I probably have used it at least 6 times.
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