Hi, I’d like to start making a circle skirt but am really unsure how to get the hem the same length the entire way around. I’m curvy, so I often find that the back hem of skirts is higher than the front hem. Is there a trick or a measurement/ratio to figuring out how to fix this? Thank you! :)

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    Feb 4, 2013, 02.13 PMby katexxxxxx

    With a circle skirt you need to establish first if your waist dips at the front, or if all the raised hem is due to being more generous in the tail or over the hips. if your waist dips, you just slice the extra length out of the waistline. If you need extra over the hips or tail, the best way forward is to cut the skirt too long and fix the hem length once you have made it up and left it to hang out on a dress stand suitably padded to reflect this shape. You then measure UP from the floor an even amount all round.

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