I found this circle skirt in a closet at my parents' house, half sewn and wadded up in a plastic Joanns bag. The pattern came from one of those panels you can buy, where you cut on the dotted line, then follow the too-simple instructions printed right on the panel.
I bought the panel when I lived outside Pittsburgh as an AmeriCorps volunteer and spent what little money I made at Joanns. (I know. Sad.) I cut out the skirt and sewed the side seams, but never bothered to do anything else. So I pulled that sucka out of the bag and finished it.
Have you ever hemmed a circle skirt? It goes on forever -- which I suppose is the point in calling it a circle skirt. And coincidentally, The Coletterie just blogged about how to hem a curved edge with a machine. Too bad I already hemmed mine.
In honor of my resurrected circle skirt, here are a couple of my other favorite circle skirt tutorials.
Embroidered Circle Skirt
As if circle skirts weren't already amazing, this one has embroidery on it! The tutorial is for a kids size, but adults could easily adapt the tutorial for their own size.
Eyelet Circle Skirt
I'm a sucker for eyelet. This one's meant to be worn with leggings, but I'd just line it instead.
Linen Circle Skirt
I never thought of circle skirts as dressy until I saw this one. There are also some really good diagrams on here to help you understand the anatomy of a circle skirt when you're making your own.
Elastic? Magic words! I'll take it! I like the contrast of the colors on this one, too. And the shoes. And the purple shirt. I'll take it all!
dozens of other pretty circle skirts from the challenge.
Have you ever made a circle skirt? Any tricks for hemming that eternal edge?
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