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The Cupcake Goddess Inspired Circle Skirt

Added Nov 17, 2010

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






I fell in love with sunnilj9’s linda hoop skirt and i just had to have a knock off. So I made this one out of nice wool material from hancock.

This is a “self-drafted” skirt. But really, I just put on basic wide band waist for the waist part, and cut out a circle for the skirt piece. For some reason, I couldnt figure out a good way to cut out the skirt so that the bias was in the front, possibly due to lack of material + temporary stupidity. I ended up cutting out two half circles, realized that the biased seam wont be in the front like the linda hoop skirt, then went and cut those two pieces into eight pieces, pieced them together so that all the seams matches, and its biased seam in the front and sides. Luckily, it didn’t affect how it looks, just a lot more work!

For the lining, I also copied sunnilj9 and chose a bright yellow thin polyester with wide lace around the hem. Yellow and brown just goes too well together! I was actually hoping to find orange to match the stripes, but did not have any luck at Hancock. Choosing a thin lining was important so that I dont add more bulk to this skirt!

As for hemming, I have a special hack here and here .

Material Notes

wool blend for shell, polyester for lining




Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Polyester, Wool

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    Nov 17, 2010, 06.52 PMby sandoz18

    Beautiful workmanship—especially on matching the plaid!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 01.15 PMby kana

    Nice!! I love circle skirts but since I take a subway to work, it’s too windy to wear them with short jackets; it requires a long coat to cover. But with such pretty lining, maybe you could show some of it off ;-P

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    Nov 17, 2010, 11.42 AMby carottesauvage

    Really cute! The fabric is nice too! You really are the size of a wall partition window, just saying this because: the same case here!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 11.14 AMby friedi

    circle skirts rule! and this suits you very well.

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    Nov 17, 2010, 09.17 AMby anajan

    You really knocked it off! Looks great! Now I’m wondering how to make a circle skirt that would flatter my curvy bottom :).

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