After you finish the hem, trim away and loose excess threads along your hem and waistband.
At this point all you have left is to hem the skirt! Make sure to pin and press up the hem before sewing. On knit half circle skirts I fold up only once, and then use a double needle to sew the hem.
One more resource you might appreciate is this circle skirt calculator , which can help you figure out how much fabric you will need and calculate the radii for your for different types of circle skirts. Looking for more skirt sewing tutorials? The half circle skirt in a maxi length. The perfect flattering gathered skirt. The easy everyday skirt tutorial. The everyday skirt in maxi length. Sweatpants to cozy skirt refashion. Pleated midi skirt tutorial.
Girls reversible pompom skirt. The clothes are cute but very functional and not fussy at all to sew. I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for your generosity in sharing both the pattern and your tutorial which is very easy to understand.
I shall try to make one for myself and one for my baby granddaughters too. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Your work is fantastic! Thank you so much! I need to make many of these and the maxi ones too! Your tutorials are always awesome!
The circumference of a circle distance around is pi [3. Either [pi x d] or [2 x pi x r]. Look at it this way to ballpark double-check: Even a pretty stable knit without a ton of stretch will work when using the waist measurement instead of the hip measurement because fabrics cut on a curve have a lot of give.
But for those whose waists are quite a bit smaller than their hips, using something in between the waist and hip measurement might be a great idea — thanks! Yes the comment was right but unfortunately I cut my material before I asked someone who does maths teaching for a living! When making a skirt like this, you are cutting HALF a circle, not a full circle. Thanks for sharing your pattern lady and for being a good sport with some salty sewers! Did you use 60 inch fabric here?
Trying to figure out how to make my skirt a decent length, and failing. I want my skirt below my knees. I would also like to make a maxi. I really want a half circle skirt.
I will be adding the waistband separately. So if my waist is Thanks so much for the wonderfully clear tutorial! You really should correct the verbiage in this post. The circumference of a circle waist measurement divided by pi 3. I read it I looked at the post for an elastic treatment and wondered what in the world you were talking about.
I thought this at first too, but quickly realized the tutorial is correct. Since we are only making a half circle, not a full circle the waist measurement divided by Pi gives the radius used to draw a half circle with a curve length equal to the waist measurement.
Would it still work if the fabric is folded the other way? Just made this today. Very easy to follow. My skirt came out perfect. Just made this beautiful and easy skirt! Also, in off-the-rack clothing, my waist is a full size smaller than my hips, so maybe I am someone who needs to take that into account as you mentioned in a reply to comment above. I can just barely wiggle my way in and out of it and it fits perfectly at my waist without even using elastic.
Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I would say both. If there is no zipper it needs to be pretty stretchy. I would add at least a couple inches to waist then use elastic in the waistband. I think this is exactly what I need! The fabric i have only has a 2 way stretch and i am making it to fit the high waist just under the bust.
All infinity dress patterns that i can find seem to use 4 way stretch and i am finding it hard to know which measurements to use. I am making 4 dresses for my bridesmaids and whilst i am fairly good at dressmaking i usually work from a pattern and this one is foxing me! Just wondering… do you know where you got the shoes??? Love the whole outfit!
I used your math to figure out my waist radius and hem radius but when I checked on By Hand London it said that I would need fabric wider than 60 inches. I was wondering if it would work on 43 inch or 45 inch fabric this is the only width the fabric store carries. How wide was your fabric? Thank you so much fro this tutorial!
You made it so simple to understand!!! I used a cotton fabric with no stretch and it still came out great!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Perhaps it is the same if you have a small butt, but mine definitely takes up more room than my front. Yes, but it may prove difficult to find a length of fabric wide enough for this purpose. You may have to purchase two lengths and sew them together, so the seams lay along the sides of your hips.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5. Can I replace the skirt with something else? All I have are shorts and jeans. You can just measure instead of using the skirt. Measure your waist and divide it by 6. This will be the radius of the waist section of your skirt. Not Helpful 16 Helpful You definitely want something to keep the skirt up, so you'll need some kind of waistband. You can use a length of elastic instead. Not Helpful 9 Helpful No, you can use non-stretchy material too. Just add a zip at the side or at the back for easy wearing.
Not Helpful 17 Helpful Since you make it to your size and you are supposed to use stretchy fabric, the skirt should just slip on with a bit of stretch and it won't fall down because your hips are wider than your waist and the fabric clings. Of course, that doesn't stop you from adding a zipper, clasps, hooks or whatever else you need for the sake of reassurance.
Not Helpful 11 Helpful Measure the circumference of your waist and then measure how far down you want the skirt to come. That will be the radius for a larger circle and the outer edge would be the hem.
Not Helpful 22 Helpful However long you decided to make it. Use your waist size and your preferred length. Next, measure from your waist to just below where you want the skirt to fall. Add the numbers together and multiply the answer by two to find the area of the amount of material you need for your skirt.
Not Helpful 31 Helpful Cut the fabric where you want the zipper to be, fold the material over once, and sew it to the zipper's fabric. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. Can you tell the kind of this sewing machine as I want to buy one thanks. Answer this question Flag as Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
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Then, fold a fitted skirt lengthwise 4 times, and use the waist as a guide to cut a semicircle off of one of the closed corners of fabric. Next, trim the opposite corner of the fabric in a large curve to shape the bottom of the skirt. Trim and attach the waistband and hem the bottom edge to finish the skirt.
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Find great deals on eBay for overall skirt. Shop with confidence. The Option 1 Skirt Overalls feature a full circle skirt, lined bib, straps, a waistband that attaches with snaps in the back, and an optional front pocket. The Option 2 Bonus Variation is identical to Option 1, except that it has a gathered dirndl-style skirt instead of a full circle skirt. The way you’ve explained it is correct if you are making a circle skirt (with the fabric folded into four layers), but this tutorial is for a half circle skirt (with only two layers of fabric). So the “waist radius” that we mark isn’t actually the radius of the circle, it’s twice that.