Easy DIY 1 Seam Circle Skirt

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday and the New Year !!! I’m happy to share my first post of “2015”.

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I am literally going in circles…lol. Over the past 2 day’s I was able to whip up 7 circle skirts. I have attempted to make a circle skirt so many times and failed. It just never turned out right. I just chalked it up to being a beginner at the time. Who had only taken a few classes at Joann’s Fabric and looked at a lot of blog’s and YouTube. So one day while on YouTube I see one of my favorite sewing blogger’s/vlogger’s made a really simple tutorial. So I thought I would give making circle skirts another try.

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I made a few adjustments:

• Removed 1.5″ from waist
• Removed 1.5″ from waistband
• Added a yoga style waistband
• Elastic waistband (on one skirt)

Fabric :

Jersey Knit

Ponte De Roma Knit

Double Knit

1- 1.5 Yards of fabric

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Also made the circle/skater skirt in the following fabric’s for my daughter’s.

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I purchased my fabric from DenverFabrics.com. They have great quality fabric at great prices. I will link all the fabric’s that I used below.

Blue/Green Chevron here

Pink Chevron click here

Blue Leopard here

Fuschia Leopard here

Butterfly here

Black & White Heart Knit sold out

Tan Leopard sold out but similar in Jersey Knit here

This tutorial was very easy to follow. Which is how I was able to churn out so many skirts.

Circle Skirt Tutorial w/ Mimi G

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

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Easy 1 Seam DIY Pencil Skirt

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday….

This skirt is truly easy sewing!!!

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One by one I am going through my fabric stash and completing projects that I have been meaning to get to, since I started sewing a few years back. So next up was a Navy Blue Faux Snake Skin. I always envisioned it being a pencil skirt. So, I stuck with that and within 30 minutes I had the pencil skirt that had once been just folded fabric in my stash.

This is a super simple and quick project. Which is great for me “the impatient sewer”. I am starting to think I will always be that way when it comes to sewing. There are so many thing’s I want to make…so my projects have to be quick and well sewn. I’m getting impatient now so let’s get to this pencil skirt….lol.

Materials:

1 yard of a stretch faux snake skin fabric.

1 yard of 2″ Wide Elastic

Coordinating Thread

How to:

Take your waist measurement and decide on the length.

Now let’s add the seam allowances. For a fitted skirt cut at your waist measurement. For a not as fitted skirt it will be your waist measurement +1″. For the length…it will be length measurement+ 1″ (hem) + 2.5″ (waistband). For me my waist is 34″. For the length 23″+ 1″ (hem) + 2.5″ = 34″(wide) by 26.5″(length)

With our measurements taken it’s time to cut our fabric. Fold your fabric in half with right sides touching. The wrong side will be facing you. Since we are cutting on the fold. You will cutting as follows…..waist measurement ÷ 2 ( for me that is 34″÷2= 17″) Cutting measurements will be as follows 17″ by 26.5″

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Now cut according to your measurements.

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Now it’s time to sew using a small zig-zag or stretch stitch with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Finish your seam as desired (i.e. serger, regular zig-zag stitch or pinking shear’s).

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Let’s work on the waistband. Fold over the waistband 1/4″ and fold over again 2 1/4″ and pin to hold in place. Starting at the seam sew around the edge of the waist with a stretch or small zig-zag stitch, making sure to leave a 3″opening for your elastic to go through later.

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Next it’s time to fit your elastic. Pull the elastic comfortable around your waist, overlapping the ends and cut. Be sure it comfy and not to tight.

Now using a safety pin and straight pin, feed your elastic through the opening .

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Pull the elastic through the opening and sew the elastic together. Then sew the 3″ opening closed.

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It’s time for the last step. The hem. Fold the hem 1/2″ and then again 1/2″ pin to hold into place. Sew around close to the edge with a stretch or small zig-zag stitch.

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Tada……. All done and ready to wear. In 30 minutes or less.

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Thank you for stopping by and feel free to check out another pencil skirt tutorial here.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺