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Thread: Circle Skirt

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    Circle Skirt

    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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    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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    very nicely done
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    Love that!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    Quote 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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    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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    How fun for the 4th in Red, White and Blue. Would make a darling bathing suit cover up

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    Oh my goodness I love this ! I will have to try this out , although my math and pattern making skills leave a lot to be desired . This would be so cute with a simple tank top for the summer , I love being different from the crowd and do not like the cloths in the stores , this is perfect !

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    Great looking skirt and great idea. Show us a picture of you wearing it
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    I still have some of that pink flowers on a navy background fabric. Cute idea.
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    When I wear it I will take a pic in it and post, in the meantime I found this site that give you instruction and graphics on how to make the wedge. You can make from 8 to 36, depends on what you want. here is the link.

    http://www.clothingpatterns101.com/circle-skirt.html
    http://untrainedhousewife.com/how-to...hout-a-pattern
    http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/...h-rhonda-buss/
    http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2011/...the-eight.html

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    I made a reversible petal skirt last year. All in different blue material. Was so easy. Found it on pinterest. Like your skirt of many colors. Also like the dropped waist idea. Thanks for the instructions and idea will have to try this one.

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    Very creative!!!

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