Circle Skirt, Sewing

Sewing: Circle Skirt

Here is the first of my attempts for the Vintage Sewing Pledge – it was a joint effort between my daughter and I.  We started by searching for a pattern onIMG_1010-line.  I looked at several blogs as it is such a simple design, there was no need for a bought pattern.  We measured Gracie’s waist and multiplied it by 6.28 (2 x pie).  We then decided on the length, added on 3cm for seam allowances and measured from the corner of the pattern, making marks at various intervals using a tape measure and marking with pen.  We made a pattern from some left over Christmas wrapping paper! The fabric needs to be folder in half twice, so you are pinning onto four layers of fabric.  We also cut out a simple waistband, which was her waist measurement, plus seam allowances again.  The only other thing we needed was a thick piece of elastic for the waistband.

IMG_1012Once cut out, you end up with a circle, surprise, surprise!

Gracie decided to sew the hem herself – she was great!  Really confident on the machine – textiles is her favourite subject at school and she has obviously learning well!

Here are a few photos of us sewing together – great fun!

Once Grace has sewed the hem, she left me to do the waistband!  I attached this by sewing right sides together, then folding it over and topstitching it with a zig-zag stitch.  IMG_1032IMG_1030I remembered to leave a gap to feed the elastic in through and then just simply sewing the elastic together and sewing up the gap.  All done!  I think we’ll be making a few of these in different fabrics.  They are so quick and easy and next time Grace can perhaps make it all herself.

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Here is the finished skirt, she just couldn’t help but spin around in it!!  Stylish and fun, what more could you ask for!

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