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Tutorial: Circle Skirts

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Well, I have this huge list of tutorials I want to make, and this was the first one a whim took me to strike off my list.

Yes, it is wordy.

Yes, it requires you to do math.


Fair warning. (sorry, I be angsty about some people sometimes)

This is for making a skirt out of a full circle (or just about). These skirts are wonderful - they're very easy to do once you're used to them, and they're fast and very fun to wear. If you do it where you make it longer, they're so much fun to twirl around in.

Within this tutorial is how to sew it together, how to figure out the inner circle (this was my bit o' math voodoo in school), the length, and most importantly, yardage estimates.

I hope I covered just about everything you could need to know - I'll hopefully have a supplement to this in a few days about how to take this, and use it to create pleated skirts for those of us who can't wear traditional one's - our hips are too large! Circles make a wonderful way of doing that, combining the fullness you usually want in a skirt with the pleated look that most uniforms require.

:pointr: Here is a quick visual explanation on how to combine more than one circle for an even fuller skirt! :pointl:

Other useful tutorials that work well with this:
:star: Putting in a centered zipper - this is referenced in the tutorial, so you may want to check it out, too
:star: Putting on bias tape - this is another way that you can make the waistband (it will only be the size of the bias, though, so double check what you're doing) or, this makes a very attractive hem finish that I forgot to mention before ^^;

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Vulpes94's avatar

Thank you for this!