Circle Skirt

Old 06-15-2015, 06:25 AM
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After I did the Dresden Plate and saw how a skirt could be nice too, I played some more. I pulled fabric out of my trunk where I keep Joann fabrics lol. I used to buy Joann's when I just started to quilt and didn't know what I was doing and the fabric was only 1.99 on sale or 3.50 regular price. I saved a few pieces for when I want to try out a pattern.

I drafted a 9 degree wedge because a circle has to have 36 of these wedges. I had nine different fabrics so I cut four from each one and sewed those together. I then measured my hips and cut two pieces of fabric for the top of the skirt (oh, its a drop waist skirt). I cut the two pieces of fabric the size of my hips plus a couple inches more. Sewed the sides together and sewed that to the wedges, did a fold over on top for elastic and here is what I have.

I'll enjoy wearing this skirt around the house lol. As you can see in the background, I am still working on that star with the 5 ins squares and the bow ties.


Now when I do the Dresden plate skirt, I will draft another gore, make eight or twelve gores, sew strips together and cut out the gores, I will think upon it.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:37 AM
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Fun skirt -

just as a FYI -

9 goes into 360 forty times
10 goes into 360 thirty-six times

For a skirt, it does not matter
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Love it! What a cool idea.
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Love that!
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Fun skirt -

just as a FYI -

9 goes into 360 forty times
10 goes into 360 thirty-six times

For a skirt, it does not matter
Thanks Bear. so it must have been a 10 then as I made 36 wedges lol.
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That's an cute skirt! Will keep that in mind when I have time to sew up some skirts for the granddaughters!
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Very cute!
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:56 AM
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I just found this really cute idea. Thanks Rosy! What a wonderful way to use some of my scraps to make a square dance skirt. I need a new one, and was wondering what to make. I think I would make another circle as big as the skirt for a backing. That would give it a little weight so it would twirl nicely.
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That's very cute. I've always wanted to try making a circle skirt.
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