May 23, 2011

Circle Skirt

I have had a "circle skirt" on my to-do list for-ev-er!!  I finally made one and let me tell you - easiest. skirt. ever.  Really!!  Why didn't I crank these out sooner??  I used the tutorial at MADE and she tells you how to figure out dimensions, etc.  Basically you cut a giant donut shape out of fabric.

I made mine even faster - I didn't serge or do anything to the waist - I just sewed it right on to the elastic.  And then I just serged the bottom - no hemming.  Seriously, 10 minutes max.

 First I made it for the Summer School Outfit Fail, pictured on the left.   Once I switched out the shirt for one more plain and form-fitting, the skirt looked so much better, pictured on the right - see:

Doesn't it look great?!?  Now THIS is a Summer School Outfit! I love the rolled flower I added (yep, just hot-glued it on) to the waistband.
Well then my preschooler declared she wanted one - - so I just said, "let's do it" and cranked another one out.  LOVE projects like that!!
Her's looks super cute too:
And let me tell you, these Circle Skirts have some serious twirl-ability - that's the best part!!

Now, to find some 60 in. wide fabric and make myself one......

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24 Fabulous Comments:

This is adorable...I want one for myself!

Dang, those girls know how to pose! I love the sassy little popped knee--too cute. The skirts are adorable, too ;-)

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

These are super cute and I love that both girls have a least one pose like mum's 'what I wore' pics! They've obviously been picking up tips! X

It has been on my list as well and you have just convinced me to make one tonight after the kiddies are in bed. But I think I will make one for me!!!!
Jess
jbeedelightful.blogspot.com

SO cute! I asked for a sewing machine for my birthday next month (not a serger though since I have no clue how to sew!) but I just put this on my 'to make' list! Seems simple enough! ( I say that now, lol. Wait till I try it though!)

I love the pink material! Super cute!

So cute!! And your girls are rockin' the photo shoot!

Gorgeous!
I would love to have you share this on our weekly playdate party!
Link: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-and-improved-playdate-link-party.html

Cheers,
Lori
www.beneaththerowantree.com
Come & Join the Playdate!

These are so pretty! And the girls make some cute little models! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

adorable. Both the skirts and the little girls wearing them. I have fond memories of twirly skirts and now I want one too :)

SO stinking cute!!! My mom actually made one of these this weekend for my sister's church dance thing... SO glad it was easy cause she waited til the last minute... haha!

awesome awesome patter! looks like she loves it too :)

Looks great! I guess I'll be trying one out myself :D (visiting from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe)

Adorable!!

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Look at those twirls! So fun and springy! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)

Your models are super cute as always! Love the fabrics you used. Visiting from Fireflies and Jelly Beans link-up.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Loving the twirls!! I'll have to make one for my own twirly-girl!
thanks for sharing, please stop by sometime!!
xoxo

they are adorable and swingy-fun ..Great little models you have there! looks like they had a blast

I have had this on my sewing wish list since I saw your post! I finally got a sewing machine and the second thing I made was this skirt! So easy!!

Here is mine!

http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/08/circle-skirt.html

Kelly

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