My Circle Skirt Challenge

My Circle Skirt Challenge

Have you made a circle skirt before? This is a relatively easy pattern to draft and an easy skirt to put together. Can you make a skirt this week and send it to me!  I want to see your take on a circle skirt!

Making a Circle Skirt Pattern

What you need

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Ruler
  • Paper (for your pattern)
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Zip
  • Button (to fasten the waistband) if that is what you choose
  • A great fabric you have selected
  • Trim - Any kind you decide works well with your skirt


  • Measure your waist
  • Draw a line straight across the top of the your pattern paper and down its length
  • Calculating the radius of your skirt; to do this take your waist measurement and divide this by 6.28 - In this case I have worked on a size 8 = 64cm divded by 6.28 = 10.19cm - I generally round this up (I always add a little bit of room to play when I make my patterns) so I would use 10.5cm
  • Then draw it in
  • Measure the length you would like the skirt to finish and draw it in.
  • Your waistband: Draw a rectangle 8cm high and the length of your waist 8cm (h) x 64cm (w)
  • You will then need to add your seam allowance.  Again I use 1.5cm all round except on one side of the waist band as shown below.  I add 3.5cm there because this is where I will be adding my button.

(This is what you skirt pattern should look like)

Pattern Method completed.
Can you put this skirt together on your own?
I look forward to hearing from you.
I will put up a new clip to show you how to create the skirt at the end of the week.
Good luck

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