Girls' Circle Skirt - Free Pattern & Tutorial
Project Level: Easy
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This skirt is so versatile and is suitable for most fabrics from cotton to polycotton and if you’re feeling adventurous, cotton jersey.
This is a very easy beginners’ project; it won’t take long to make, and the result is twirl-tastic!
You will need to be careful on your choice of pattern on the fabric as the skirt is made of two or three pieces (depending on the size), consequently you could end up with upside down flowers or strawberries. I chose spots for this project, it’s impossible to spot an upside-down spot but it’s easy to spot an upside-down flower…too many spots?
You Will Need
- Cotton, polycotton or jersey fabric. Age 3-4 requires 1 metre. Over Age 4 requires 2.75 metres.
- 2cm width elastic.
- Thread and pins.
- Sewing machine.
- Iron & Ironing board.
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Step 1. All sizes:
Download the PDF pattern and print using Adobe Acrobat reader. Ensure you check the box in the printer dialogue that says 'Actual Size' and double check that the 5cm test box measures correctly on page 1.
For sizes up to 3-4:
Fold your fabric in half, right side to right side and again into quarters.
Place the pattern onto the fabric with the smaller quarter circle towards the folded corner, pin and cut to the required size.
Go to step seven. Do not pass Go, do not collect £200.
For sizes 4-5, 5-6, 6-7:
Cut your fabric in half.
Fold both pieces in half, right side to right side. Lay them on top of each other.
Place the pattern onto the fabric with the smaller quarter circle towards the folded corner, pin and cut. This will give you two semi-circles.
Lay the semi circles on top of each other, right side to right side. Stitch them together to make a circle.
Mitre and press the seams open.
Using the PDF pattern, cut the correct length of waist band.
This has been colour coded to match the skirt sizes.
Press the waistband in half lengthways with the wrong sides together. Open and fold the outer long edge in 1cm, press.
Repeat for the other side.
Keeping your skirt inside out, pin the waistband onto the skirt, right side to wrong side.
Stitch close to the edge. Press the waist seam upwards.
Turn your skirt the right way around and fold the waistband over the right side of the skirt.
Using the last seam as a guide, pin and stitch the waist band in place leaving a gap at the back.
Press the waistband. Thread your elastic through the channel (I use a safety pin to do this) and join using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.
Fold one end of the waist band inside and push the other side into it. Pin and stitch.
If you have a roll hem foot you can use it to sew the hem.
If you haven’t, turn your skirt inside out and measure up 2cm's from the bottom of the skirt.
Fold, press and fold again leaving a 1cm hem and no raw edges. Pin and stitch.
Press the hem and you are ready to go! Ready, steady….Twirl!!
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