Make the Lesley Circle Skirt

Added May 11, 2009

By burdastyle

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Here, we show you how to make a patternless circle skirt, sweet and simple. With just a little basic geometry and a big piece of fabric, you are on your way to a beautiful wrap skirt. We are drawing two concentric circles: the inner circle is the waistline, and the outer circle is the hem. The difference between the inner and outer circles’ circumference measurements creates a gentle, lovely fullness. (This method works for a shorter skirt on a wide fabric. For a longer skirt and/or wider waist, you may have to use seams in your circle.)

Material Notes

2 yards wide fabric, snap, 2 pieces 1” D-ring hardware, tape measure

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Other

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    Jan 3, 2011, 11.05 PMby yoginiart

    can’t wait to make this! I love circle skirts

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    Jan 2, 2011, 07.07 AMby tandsilva

    gorgeous, i have added this to my list of things to make as soon as I finish my beginners course next week.

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    Jan 1, 2011, 11.02 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Where’s the blouse from? Is there a pattern on here for that?

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    Dec 30, 2010, 05.21 PMby leenute

    adorable!!! I’ll put it in my “must do” list :)

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    Oct 25, 2010, 01.02 AMby livlucky

    this is lovely but does any one know how i could make this lower to sit on the hips, instead of the waist? im thinking just take the waist measurement. does that sound right ?

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      Dec 31, 2010, 03.03 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

      I should think that would work for the skirt part, but you may need a shaped waistband to make it sit properly.

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    Apr 12, 2010, 08.15 AMby davee09

    loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna make on in bright yellow too!!! lolz

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    Jan 10, 2010, 03.03 AMby mkitt

    Oh my god this is darling. Thank you for this! After running into some of these awesome patterns I kind of feel crazy spending so much on clothes when you guys make cuter ones for way less haha. :D Hope to get back to this page soon with a finished skirt!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 01.05 AMby sabri-dordoni

    Hi!! I would like to know what kind of fabric is the best to do this skirt? =) thanks

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      Jan 4, 2010, 12.50 PMby lozzie137

      any kind of fabric would be fine, but if you’re a beginner try to not go for stretch or satiny fabrics, as they’re a bit harder to work with. a light cotton with a cute print would look great!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 02.01 AMby kara12107

    I made this skirt!! It was my first skirt to make and the directions from this project are so easy to follow and understand. I’m very very new to sewing and still can’t believe I did it!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 09.24 PMby izzybobizzy03

    I’m about to make this! Is it possible to make the waistband and the skirt in different colors?

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      Jan 4, 2010, 12.51 PMby lozzie137

      yes definitly! that would look fab!

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    Aug 8, 2009, 08.09 PMby obxkarla

    Sorry about the repeat post. My computer was malfunctioning.

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    Aug 8, 2009, 08.08 PMby obxkarla

    I have a question. I’m rather new at sewing. In this step 4. I have done part of the step. The 2nd part where it says "fold and press at 1 1/2 inches, this is the facing. I am confused by this. Not bc your pattern is confusing, but because I am still novice.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    Thanks Karla

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      Jan 4, 2010, 12.47 PMby lozzie137

      obxkarla – it means to fold over 1 1/2 inches of the edge of fabric, and iron. “press” means iron :)

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    Aug 8, 2009, 08.08 PMby obxkarla

    I have a question. I’m rather new at sewing. In this step 4. I have done part of the step. The 2nd part where it says "fold and press at 1 1/2 inches, this is the facing. I am confused by this. Not bc your pattern is confusing, but because I am still novice.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    Thanks Karla

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    Aug 8, 2009, 08.07 PMby obxkarla

    I have a question. I’m rather new at sewing. In this step 4. I have done part of the step. The 2nd part where it says "fold and press at 1 1/2 inches, this is the facing. I am confused by this. Not bc your pattern is confusing, but because I am still novice.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    Thanks Karla

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    Aug 8, 2009, 08.07 PMby obxkarla

    I have a question. I’m rather new at sewing. In this step 4. I have done part of the step. The 2nd part where it says "fold and press at 1 1/2 inches, this is the facing. I am confused by this. Not bc your pattern is confusing, but because I am still novice.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    Thanks Karla

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