Sew It: The Circle Skirt

Today is my girl's first day of second grade. Sniff, sniff. Actually I am really excited for her. Second grade is fun and she loves her school. She will do great. It will seem quiet around here without her. But everything has a season, and there is lots to look forward to this school year. Yet if I could slow time down a little, I would. It's scary to think how fast the first 7 years of her life have gone by.

Anyway, let's get onto the sewing! I made two of these circle skirts for Afton over the summer. I used one of my favorite fabrics, striped knit.

The best thing about this thick knit is that I was able to leave it unfinished. So it was a really fast and easy pattern to create. I followed the tutorial on "MADE". If you don't read this blog, you are missing out. Dana is an uber-talented woman who is a whiz with the sewing machine. I love the photography and styling she uses on her projects. It is all so appealing.

Using the tutorial on MADE, I created my own pattern based on Afton's measurements. Since I didn't have any pattern paper here at the house, I used the art paper from my girls' art easel. You could also tape printer paper together or use newspaper (being careful not to smudge it on your fabric.)

One of the things that makes this skirt looks nice and finished is the thick elastic on the waistband. The other skirt I made was a purple stripe, I used 1.5 inch elastic. The 2 inch elastic looks more professional.

This is a pattern I will use over and over again. Because who doesn't love a skirt that twirls?!

Check out the entire tutorial here on MADE. At the bottom of the post, she also includes a tutorial for creating an adult sized circle skirt. Worth pinning.

Are your kiddos back in school yet? Have you discovered any great sewing tutorials lately?

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE! I must make some for Madeline!!! Second grade was one of my favorites!


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