DIY circle skirt


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I love circle skirts. And when I found out how to make one myself I was so happy because it seemed very easy. And to be honest, it didn’t only seem to be easy, it just was easy. So here is how I did it.

What you’ll need:

  • About 2 m² of fabric
  • A scissor
  • A sewing machine
  • A zipper

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The pattern for a circle skirt is very simple. It is a whole circle with a hole in it. So for the pattern you only make a quarter of it.

NUMBER 1.

Number 1 will be how long you want the skirt to be.

NUMBER 2.

You start by measuring your waist. That number divided by twice pi. So that is:

Waist : (2 x π)

So for me it was

68 : (2 x π) = 11 cm

NUMBER 3 AND 4.

Draw a quarter of a circle.

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Fold the whole fabric in half, and in half again. Cut along part 3 and 4 and leave some centimeters for the hem.

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This is how it will look after you cut it.

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And if you unfold it, it has the shape of a doughnut, a circle with a hole in it.

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Pin the edges down to the inside. I sewed along the edge with a zigzag.

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Cut out a rectangle with the length of your waist (that’s 68 for me) plus some extra centimeters.

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Lay the rectangle good-side facing each other on the small hole, and sew along the edge.

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Cut a slid in the back of the skirt. Make it long enough so the zipper will fit in it.

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Pin the sides of the fabric to the zipper.

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If your sewing machine likes you you can just sew the zipper down. Mine didn’t, so I used a needle and thread to sew the zipper.

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Fold the skirt inside out and sew along the waistline.

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Cut off the extra fabric and your skirt is done!

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9 thoughts on “DIY circle skirt

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    • I think it was a cotton blend or jersey. It was stretchy and heavy. But you can use practically any fabric for a circle skirt. A stiffer fabric will just make a fuller skirt.

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