Dinner Party Skirt (Circle Skirt)

Added Jan 8, 2012

by clh

Somerville, Mass...

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Description

I saw this fabric in Ikea and simply couldn’t help myself. I bought as much as the money in my wallet could buy and started with a circle skirt. I can’t stop looking at this fabric. I originally wanted to start with a mini circle, but couldn’t resist. It is certainly intended for curtains or upholstery, but the weight of the fabric gives the skirt volume without crinoline.

If you’re curious how to make a circle skirt simply measure your waist and divide by pi (3.14), that gives you the diameter.
Divide by 2 for the radius. (E.g. 4.5" from a 28" waist)
Then draw a semi-circle (or quarter if folded in half) 4.5" from the corner as the inside/waist, and add the length for the outside/hem.
Cut.
Sew.
Winning.

Here’s a good tutorial: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-circle-skirt.html
After you’ve done it once, you won’t need instructions, I promise.

If you’d like a spiffy waistband like the one pictured, simply cut a rectangular strip of fabric the the same size as your waist and sew.

Material Notes

100% Cotton (Ikea – Saralisa)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt

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    Jan 9, 2012, 09.22 PMby melongrowergirl

    So cute! I love those thick Ikea fabrics too! So colourful and sometimes handy because of the thickness! Nice nice nice!

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      Jan 10, 2012, 05.45 PMby clh

      Thank you! I get so carried away at Ikea. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 07.50 PMby mixtlii

    The fabric is beautiful!!! It makes such a cute skirt!

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      Jan 10, 2012, 05.45 PMby clh

      Thank you!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 03.05 AMby deChez

    That’s just as cute as can be. That was a great idea to do a circle skirt with it so that it would really show off the whole of the fabric design. I love it!

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      Jan 10, 2012, 05.46 PMby clh

      Thank you! I wish I could wear this skirt every day!

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