KIDDIE DOODLE 3: How to sew a circular skirt

My apple green bedsheet dress had a circular bottom. This is how you make one.

1. Measure your waistline, or where you want the waistline of your dress to fall. Divide by four.

2. Measure length of your skirt.

3. Fold fabric into four equal parts. Take into consideration the length of your dress when you do this.

4. Trace a quarter of a circle, the size of which is 1/4 of your waist measurement, on the corner of the fabric where the folds meet. Use a paper template for easier tracing.


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20 thoughts on “KIDDIE DOODLE 3: How to sew a circular skirt

  1. I would like to know how you got your top and skirt into such a cute dress with no hem line? I am short and hate to add any horizontal lines to my waist and because I am so small in size, the babydoll trend with the band underneath your bust line doesnt help much either… any advice?

    Thanks, and great work by the way!

  2. Hi Meream

    Any advice on making straps? How did you do the ones on the dress above? Looks great, think I might try it, but have always struggled with making straps!

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  4. Thank you so much for the pattern. I have been looking for a skirt pattern that is simple and flattering- I’m certainly plus-sized and have problems finding simple skirts that are comfy for the summer. Thanks again!

  5. its so great and so lovely! i love circular skirts and have waited a long tym to learn how to sew it on my own……thanks a lot!
    and by the way the instructions are crystal clear!:)
    thanks again….

  6. this was a fantastic help, and it only took me 2 hours from start to finish. i even added an elasticated waist band!

  7. this is amazing, your creations are beautiful, i just printed out the instructions for this skirt and i am getting started right now.

  8. I think that you missed the part of explaning how to fold the curve its not so simple. Im working on a dress with a train and i can’t keep the curve. I have looked at so many sites and haven’t learned anything. If you can help more that would be awsome. Thanks

  9. hey, cool dress. im 13 and love to sew! but how did you make it into a dress? you only showed how to make a skirt. i think you should also show how to make the dress version.

    :) so cool!

  10. Hi, I love your dress! And the pattern instructions are very clear too. Anyway, I was always wondering for example, if you have a stripped material and you want to make a circular skirt out of that, how do you make the stripes right? That is, how do you make the stripes all nice and straight on the whole dress?

    Thank you very much!!! :)

  11. Every time I cut the 1/4 of the waistline measument the waistline always ends up to big I overcame this by putting in a gatther. Is there anyway that I can get the waistline more accurate?

    thanks Alison

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