I need to sew a circular skirt for my daughter’s ballet exam and cannot find a pattern. I looks pretty easy, but is anyone able to give me tips on how to get the correct measurements and how to fold the fabric to obtain a perfect cirle. I would appreciate any advice.
Have you looked at the costume section of the major pattern companies. Simplicity, McCall's and Butterick have poddle skirt patterns in the Holloween costume section. It is just a circle skirt made from felt and appliqued. I have made it out of other fabric for a plain circle skirt. You will have your choise of elastic or zipper waistband.
*Hi!If you can't find a circular skirt to meet your needs it is easily drafted. the waistline is a circle with a circumference equal to the waist measuremnent plus any ease you wish to add (i.e. for an elastic, pull on style. To draw the waist circle, you need the radius of the circle. 3.14=circumference divided by diameter. Use this equation to find the radius. Then you can use a yardstick like a compass (with one end of the stick at the center of the circle and a pencil taped to teh measurement that corresponds to your radius) to draw the waistline.Next, extend the radius by the amount that corresponds to the length of the skirt from the waist. So, if your waist radius was 6 adn the skirt is to be 18", draw a circle with a radius of 24" around the first circle. Remember to add hem and seam allowances at bottom and top if necessary for your construction technique. Sorry, this is hard to explain like this. I learned it from Threads a couple of years ago. I bet if you went to the magazine index you could find the article. I tried it for my daughter. I recommend using elastic or ties at the waist. I originally used a snap but when she bent and her tummy expanded it popped. You can make a placket in a straight-grain part of the skirt and bind it with delicate bias. Then use the same bias around the waist and let it extend into ties.Good luck. I'd love to hear how it goes. dawn
*Hi, DawnThanks so much for the info. I am going to start of by drafting a paper "template" and then take if from there.I appreciate your input.CheersNicole
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