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Blue circle-skirt

Added Dec 14, 2011

by LéonaDy

Gatineau, Canada






I made this skirt quite some time ago (this summer) and I learned a lot from it. 1- circle skirts take up a lot of fabric. 2- because they are made of a lot of fabric, a gush of wind can make them rise up.. very high. 3- Certain fabrics, such as this light blue one, do not let air circulate very well between the fibres.
Combine this knowledge and you will learn that : a fabric that does not breathe should NOT be used to make a circle skirt because any insignificant amount of air bubbles up underneath, causing it to rise up uncontrollably. You will find yourself in the embarrassing situation of frantically trying to pin down this impressive amount of fabric that is flying all over the place and successfully revealing your, hum, assets to the general public. Thankfully, the people at the bus stop were politely looking straight ahead like they didn’t notice my predicament (however, I can see you taxi driver staring at me!). Ah, fun times..

Nevertheless, I love the way it looks. I’m still trying to figure out a way to wear it. Suggestions welcome..
I will definitely be making more circle skirts in the future, but I will choose my fabric carefully.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Dec 17, 2011, 06.30 PMby tirrs

    I love circle-skirts, very beautifull!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 03.11 AMby CationDesigns

    I have the same problem, but unfortunately have no solution to offer! That said, your skirt looks lovely and so fun to twirl in. I think it would be fine for winter with some opaque gray sweater tights.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.35 PMby schnui

    Great story!! We all have a story that we learn from. But your skirt does look lovely and you should enjoy wearing it but as you say, consider where the best place and right weather conditions.

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      Dec 15, 2011, 12.51 AMby LéonaDy

      Thank you so much :) I was thinking of different ways I could adapt it for winter so I can wear it with tights. That would be no problem outside because my coat almost reaches my knees. To be continued I guess.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 08.23 PMby zetinja

    ah. The Monroe syndrome.. :D

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      Dec 15, 2011, 12.48 AMby LéonaDy

      Haha, yes, but I certainly was not as graceful as she was….. pity. :)

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