It’s been a while since I’ve done any sewing. Finally the sewing machine has been dragged out of its corner; for a bit of making. Which all started when I rediscovered this fabric I had, with a pretty butterflies and music note print
This is just a sharing post really, as I had a sewing day fairly recently, and made another circle skirt! As a music lover, I spotted this pretty fabric with music notes and bright coloured butterflies and had to buy it!
I didn’t know what I would make with it at the time, and so it sat in my stash for a while, (we’ve all been there!) Eventually I decided to cut out the pieces to make a second circle skirt.
Love butterflies? Check out this pretty butterfly card I made.
Using almost the same method as I used making the skirt in this post I made a second circle skirt using the tutorial.
This skirt had one slight difference; in that I had to make the skirt with two semi-circles because of the nature of the print. So instead of cutting out one continuous circle; two half circles are stitched together with a side seam.
I had no hope when it came to pattern matching, but the print on the fabric is very forgiving! I absolutely adored this fabric when I saw it! If I recall correctly; I bought it about a year ago. It was around Christmas I originally decided to make another skirt; but clearly I’d given up after that! When I came back to it recently; the pieces were already cut and all I had to do was sew it all together!
Circle skirts are great beginner sewing projects, but also an easy make even if you have more sewing experience, as they are a versatile addition to any wardrobe, and can be made with pretty much any fabric you like!
You can make a circle skirt, in different lengths, with layers, with any patterns. You can even add a front panel and some straps to make a pinafore dress, and if you don’t want elastic, it is simple enough to sew a flat waistband and add a zip into the back or side, of course you would need to decide this when sewing your side seams, or cut a side or back seam into your fabric if necessary.
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