DIY Midi Circle Skirt

March 10, 2014

DIY Time! 

I looked at the comments on my giveaway and noticed a lot of you wanted more DIY's, so here is one! I have a few more coming too! I personally haven't loved skirts my whole life, I was a huge tomboy when I was younger, then I hit junior high and I turned into this girly girl. Skirts finally grew on me and sometimes I'll have a skirt in my head I want to buy, but can never find. Soooo that's when making it happens!

This is how to make a Circle Midi Skirt.


What you need:
2 yards of fabric {I used a polyester linen look fabric}
Skirt zipper
Thread
Scissors
Push pins
Sewing machine {or needle and thread}


First you need to find your waist size. Measure your waist, then divide that number by 6.28. This will be the radius to cut your waist opening. I added a little bit to be safe. I also had the skirt hit higher on my hips.

Fold the fabric in half, and then half again. If you purchased your fabric from a fabric store you want to unfold it and fold it the other way {hamburger length, like in school}. You have more fabric to work with and the skirt is fuller.


Cut out the waist and length of the skirt. I went with 22 inches for the length, allowing seam allowance and making it a midi length.



Unfold the fabric and cut a seam where the zipper will go from the bottom of skirt to waist.

Pin the zipper in place and sew.


Sew the hems and waist line. I also sewed two pleats in the back because the skirt was slightly large, but it adds volume!






And there you have it! It's pretty simple and can be made super quick. I'm sure I will be making a few of these in many, many colors.

I would love to see how yours turn out, so feel free to share them with me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Just hashtag #encouragefashion and I'll check them out!

5 comments :

  1. Absolutely in love with the color! Did you have to make a lining layer underneath or was the linen thick enough?

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    1. The linen was thick enough! I got mine from Hancock Fabrics!

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  2. That is why the linen fabric is famous around the world for making women's and mens outfit.

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