Skirts are one of the things I make most for myself… they are SO quick and easy to make, and for me a high-waisted short skirt is pretty much a uniform. The best thing is that you could make a skirt out of the craziest print or the most basic fabric and it will always help make an outfit look just a little extra “put together.”
There are a million ways to make a skirt. So today I am just going to focus on a circle skirt. The most iconic circle skirt out there is the poodle skirt that you most likely had as a costume when you were a kid… if not you should be really proud that you avoided that craze! ha Circle skirts can be any length or fabric and every variation will make it look just a little different. Just look how different the two are in images… and the only difference between the two is that the solid one is MUCH stiffer fabric.
Before we get started you are going to have to do a few things- first is measure. Measure your waist (called out as “W” on my drawing below) and how long you want the thing to be (I would recommend for this style to ere a little on the longer side… its pretty flippy and you can always hem it shorter if you need to). Now that you have your measurements pick out fabric and grab a matching zipper and thread. Now we can start.
1. Fold your fabric in quarters and draw out a quarter circle and the waistband (just like the drawing). Cut it all out.
2. Cut a 5 inch slit along one of the folds starting from the inside of the circle.
3. Fold the waistband piece in half the long way (hotdog way if you still think like a kid as I do:)
4. Sew the waistband to the skirt with the raw edges all facing the inside of the skirt.
5.Finish all of the raw edges with a serger or zig zag stitch.
6. Attach the zipper in the slit so that extends all the way through the waistband.
7. Fold the hem up and sew it!
8. Wear it! (I would recommend spinning at least once, it’s pretty fun!)