I love skirts. Unfortunately, I don’t own a lot of skirts. But lucky for me, they’re super easy to make. I made this skirt in an afternoon (I had a few interruptions from Little E) and it’s been a favourite of mine ever since. Of course there are little details that could be better, but for a first attempt at this kind of style, I’m happy with it.
As soon as I saw the fabric in the store, I knew I HAD to buy it. I fell in love with it. I had no idea what I would make with it, but I knew inspiration would hit eventually. That inspiration first hit when I needed a lining for a DIY bucket bag I did. After that, I realised it would make a beautiful skirt and used the remaining fabric. There was a little maths involved, but I can live with it now I’ve got the skirt.
It’s a summer favourite and I wear it all the time. It goes perfectly with a little singlet and some heels or a t-shirt and sneakers. SO VERSITILE Y’ALL!!
So I’m sure you’re thinking, “omg I want one! Tell me how!”
Here’s how I did it :
- Fold your fabric in half and then in half again. Make sure you have extra cut away for the waistband.
- Measure your waist and then divide it by 6.28. (6.28 is just 2 x pi). Eg. My waist measurement is 26 inch / 6.28= 4.14 inch
- Measure the calculated amount from the folded corner on each side and mark on the fabric. This is for your waist hole.
- From the waist line, measure how long you want your skirt to be. I wanted my skirt to come just past the knees so I measured 28 inches down. Do this all the way around to make a large curved line.
- Cut along the lines. You should end up with a giant donut shape.
- To add the zip, cut a straight line from the waist hole. You’ll need an 18cm zip. Pin it in place making sure the raw edges of the fabric are folded over to make it neat and tidy.
- Sew along the zipper. Sew the remaining fabric together using a simple seam.
- Pin the one edge of the waistband along the top of the skirt with the two right sides of the fabric facing each other. Fold the waistband over so the two right sides of the waistband are facing each other. Sew along the sides, lining them up with the seams of the zipper and fold over to create a neat corner.
- To finish the waist band, fold the raw edges of the inside up and pin to the skirt. Ditch-stitch around the entire band carefully.
It may seem a little daunting (especially the waist band part), but it’s really not. Circle skirts are some of the easiest things to make! Of course you don’t have to have a waist band. You can just hem the top and make it band-less! I put the band in because I like a good band for definition.
So there you have it! A DIY circle skirt. Below are more pictures of it and links of where to get the whole outfit!
Have you ever made a circle skirt? If not, how about giving it a go! Let me know how it goes in the comments below!
Skirt : DIY by Me
Shirt : Atmos&Here, Lalita Cami Top (White), The Iconic
Shoes : Lipstik, Natura White ($99.95)
Bag : Vintage Orton
Watch : JORD Wooden Watch
Sunglasses : Factorie
Makeup : NYX, Lipgloss and ChiChi Salon Formula Nail Polish
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