Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sews: Geometric Print Circle Skirt

First of all, did you know March is National Craft Month?
Second, Happy First Day of Spring! 
Have you been checking out the latest Spring Trends?
Everywhere I look I am seeing Radiant Orchid, Nautical, Floral and Geometric!

So what better way to celebrate National Craft Month, the first day of Spring, and Spring trends 
than sewing a Geometric Print Circle Skirt?!?

Am I the only one that thinks Spring and Skirts go hand in hand?

When I walked through my local Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Store
I just couldn't pull myself away from this print! Even with it being a knit, I just had to have it!
After getting past my fear of knits, I had them cut 1.5 yards for me. 

I've always loved the look of circle skirts, but hadn't made one. 
So I thought now is the time! And I am so happy I did! 

There are a million and one circle skirt tutorials out there, and I am not going to recreate the wheel but I will give you some tips that I will be using next time I make myself a circle skirt!

To make my skirt, I created a pattern for just my waist. See?
Most tutorials have you create the pattern for the actual skirt, I did the opposite! 
This way I can just measure the length of my skirt each time! 

For this skirt I measured 16 inches from the waist.
(Tip: cut your initial circle smaller, try it on and then adjust from there. Even with all the tutorials and math equations mine was looser than I would have liked)

My waistband is about 4 inches tall x my waist measurement. 
I used two pieces (4 inches each), but you could use one folded in half.
I used two just to save some scraps from the garbage pile! 

Pin, Pin, Pin.  Seriously, this was the hardest part! 
Getting the skirt and waistband to line up was tricky!
Once I was happy with how it looked, I sewed around. 
And that's it! Because it is knit fabric I didn't hem the bottom (my least favorite thing to do!) 
and I will see how it looks after I wear and wash it!

Think your Spring wardrobe needs a circle skirt?
Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft month with a $5 off $25 or more coupon 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. I received compensation to create a Spring Trend Craft for National Craft Month.

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