The Circular Skirt 



The Circular Skirt 

Full, half, quarter or a double circle how much flare would you dare?!
The Half Circle creates a very nicely flared A-line which naturally doesn’t have quite the exuberance of the other circle styles but makes a really super Maxi skirt.
The Full Circle skirt has retained favour since it’s 1950s heyday. The fullness it gives is perfect for petticoats but will you resist the lure of the Poodle applique?
The Double Circle makes a wonderfully full skirt. This is definitely one for the girl who loves a lot of fabric to swish!


Over these 2 weekends workshop learn how to make a circle skirt on a waistband and with or without pockets.
Learn how to handle such a large piece of fabric and to manipulate the challenging behaviour while cutting and sewing – especially through the areas affected by the fabric’s bias. Learning to sew through the bias angles of the fabric is a great way to hone your skills. This is a great choice if you have made simple garments previously.
This skirt features a waistband, pockets, either zipper and button or an elasticated waistband. While making the skirt you will learn to handle the bias of the fabric, use overlockers, a zipper foot and buttonhole foot, as well as how to fuse interfacing and why do you hang a circle skirt before hemming?

What you will learn

In our fun and friendly workshop you will learn how to:
– draft a full, three-quarters, half, quarter and even a double circular skirt.
– take your own measurements
– calculate the waist circumference, the diameter and radius of the skirt accurately. (the math is super easy I promise!)
– make your own circle skirt pattern
– use a sewing machine and overlocker to create a professional finish
– insert a zip
– create a waist band
– create an elasticated waist band
– design and insert pockets

What you will get

• A circle skirt made by you!
• A copy of the pattern and detail explaination.

What to bring

• 1 button up to 2.5cm in diameter
• 0.3 metres of light weight interfacing
• Fabric Width >140cm = 1.8 metres woven mid-weight fabric, width <140 = 3 metres
• 18cm+ plain zipper
• You will need 3-6 metres of fabric depending on the width of the fabric, the finished length of your skirt and your choice of circle, I will be happy to advise you when you book.

Fabric notes:

This pattern is not suitable for knit, obvious directional print, geometrics & stripes. Satin/silk, sheer or stretchy fabrics are advanced.

Skill level : Improvers onwards. The maths isn’t as hard as you’d think I promise.
Days & Times : The workshop will be held over two Saturdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost : $300
Save : Sign up with a friend and each get $50 OFF!
Bonus : You get a template of a Poodle (printout ). If you love Vintage, use it to complete your Rockabillly Poodle skirt!


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