Saturday, 22 March 2014

DIY Circle Skirt (no-zip method)

I really wanted to do a video version of my DIY circle skirt tutorial, so here it is! 

When I can't be bothered to add a zip to a circle skirt - it can add up to an hour to a project - I use this no-zip method with some stretchy fabric instead!

Stretchy fabrics include lycra, jersey knits and spandex if you're on the lookout for some in a fabric store.

I will also upload a version on non-stretchy materials and adding zips soon.
Let me know what you think of the tutorial! I love you guys :)







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20 comments:

  1. I love this! Awesome video, thanks for sharing.
    Have an amazing day :)
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  2. Brilliant. You're tutorials are just fantastic. You make it look easy girl! ;)

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  3. Such a cute skirt!

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    xx

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  4. What a great tutorial! I've never made a skirt before. Should be fun! Xoxo 3girls1apple.com

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  5. Yeah I'm going to need to try this. Thanks for making all of these wonderful tutorials. I'll be trying some of them over the summer!

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  6. So, I've read through a whole lot of your DYIs, and they are by far the easiest things to follow! I also love that you're a scientist who loves crafts, just like me! And you're just the cutest darn thing! Anyways, thank you for all your help :)

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  7. Hello! Do you think it'd be possible to make a circle skirt with an elastic waist & non stretchy fabric like cotton, or should I go back for a zipper? Thanks!

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  8. I have the same question as Fiona above; would it be possible to make it with an elastic waist band?

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    1. I made one for my granddaughter with an elastic waist band and cotton material

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  9. I love this, thanks! I'm making a 50s style dress for my gcse textiles coursework and this is so helpful! I found a bodice pattern and now this circle skirt pattern, so I'm almost ready to start!

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  10. Hi :) Is it possible to use this same method for a floor length skirt?

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  11. Is it possible to backstitch? I also would like to know if you could do this with a floor length skirt like Jessica Graham...

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  12. I love the circle skirt. I remember doing this in 1951, yes that's right 1951. Also, we did the same application on netting to wear under the skirt to make the skirt pouf. The good old days

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  13. how do figure out how much fabric you need?

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    1. Your desired length x 2 on each side.
      So if your desired length was 20 inches, you would need 40 x 40 inch fabric.
      Then add a couple more inches for the waistband :)

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  14. I made a floor length version of the circle skirt and used the leftover fabric to make a high waistband that came up to just under my bust. I sewed eyelets in to make corseting on the front of the waistband to give the skirt the desired look. I get tons of compliments on the skirt, and people are amazed when I tell them I made it myself. It's such a confidence booster. Thank you, Annika, for your tutorials. They inspire me to give them my own twist to make something super-unique.

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  15. Is it possible (especially for floor length versions) to not "sew on" the waistband, but cheat and just sew a hem up there?

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