Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY: How to make a circle skirt

Work has been kicking my rear end lately. It’s not enough time in the day to get things done. Although, I did manage to find some time between the little one’s naps to sew me a new skirt last weekend. I am absolutely in love with this print. It has such a romantic feel to it. I ordered the fabric from here. I am terrible at explaining things so I hope these pictures will do a better job. This is my second DIY skirt (see my first one here). One thing I learned from my Mom is to be patient when it comes to sewing. I was so excited to get my first skirt done and made many mistakes. This time, I took my time and it turned out so much better. If you need instructions on how to attach a waistband to a skirt, check out this tutorial (I didn't use interfacing in my waistband). I press and hand-sew all seams, try the skirt on and repeat. Once I am happy with the results, I then use my sewing machine to sew right on top of the lines. Here's a sneak peek. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment. Stay tuned for the reveal later this week.






11 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing us how you made it Sydney! I think it looks so good on you!

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  2. I really wish I knew how to sew! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. Oh wow great DIY tutorial!! Now I need to get a sewing machine! ;)

    xo – Sheila
    Enter to win $25 Giftcard!

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  4. gorgeous print! i love the tutorial pictures too - great idea!

    xox P

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  5. Beautiful job on the fit and execution and love this unique print. Was it as expected when ordering it online? I mean the feel and quality of it?

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  6. Is a circle skirt the same as a full skirt?

    I will try this now! :) Thanks!

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  7. @lisacng @ expandng.com Hi Lisa, the quality is so much better than the one I picked up last month from Joann. I would definitely order from fabric.com again.

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  8. @Meechelle I don't know the exact term for it but I think a circle skirt is the same as a full skirt.

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  9. awesome tutorial. I will have to make this.

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  10. What is the type of your sewing machine?
    Good experience with it?

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