A circle skirt is just what it sounds like, a circle with a hole in the center for the waist. And they’re super easy to make, we promise. The best part? Fabric is really fun to buy. Seriously! You can make your circle skirt out of any textile you want to create a look that is all you. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about styling circle skirts, then we’ll talk tips, and lastly, we’ll leave you with full instructions! Let’s get started.
Styling a Circle Skirt
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Circle skirts are like a good pair of jeans, but better because sometimes we just don’t want to wear pants, and circle skirts can be worn all year round. In the spring and summertime, we like to pair our skirts with a basic t-shirt or tank top or graphic tee or band tee, and either a slip-on mule, Birks, or slide-on sandal. If you need an extra layer, office air conditioners, we’re looking at you, grab a lightweight cardigan or denim jacket. As for the fall and winter, we pair our circle skirts with a sweater and we’re out the door! The options are neverending and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to make a new skirt for any occasion.
Circle Skirt Tips
Circle skirts are a great sewing project for beginners because they aren’t difficult, but you’ll learn a lot along the way, and in the end, you’ll be left with a garment you can wear. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you out, especially those of you that may still be beginners.
Make sure you have plenty of pins. You may notice experienced seamstresses using only a few pins while those of us that are still learning may use, oh, several hundred. The theme here? We all need pins because we have a very limited number of fingers and hands, so make sure you have plenty before you begin. Plus, you don’t want a wonky skirt.
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Measure twice, cut once. Making a skirt isn’t something you can do in a matter of five minutes. Take your time to ensure you’re doing everything just as it needs to be done so your skirt fits beautifully. When making a circle skirt, sometimes it helps to have a skirt that fits you nearby for reference.
Don’t forget to lock your stitches. Even seasoned pros may forget this step because at some point you do it without even thinking about it. Locking your stitches means that you reverse stitch at the beginning and end of your stitch to prevent raveling.
Read or watch your instructions thoroughly before you get started. Sewing a garment is exciting, but if you jump in without being prepared, odds are, you won’t have something you can wear at the end of the project, and excitement can turn to frustration real fast. Trust us. We know.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. It can be hard, but if your first skirt is a big disaster, try again. It will eventually be a funny story, and you can laugh from the comfort of your new circle skirt.
Let’s Do It!
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Here is a quick yet thorough circle skirt tutorial that is super beginner-friendly. Happy sewing!