Last week I realized that I had never made a circle skirt before. I know! Is that seriously possible? I don't how I've gone this long without making one before. I decided that I must remedy this gross negligence immediately. I found a nice lightweight grey and white striped knit fabric in my stash and set to work.
For the pattern, I consulted By Hand London's Circle Skirt App. It was super easy and fun to use. You just select the fullness, length and waist dimensions and it generates a dimensions and a diagram of what you need to cut. It also advises on fabric width. So frickin' cool!! I had just enough to make a short half-circle skirt. For the waistband, I used the pattern from the Sew U Knits pencil skirt that I've made a dozen times. It's just a simple rectangle folded over with elastic inside.
Oh hey, wait, a top too? I made a tank top out of this fabric a couple years ago. The fit isn't perfect and it's about 6 inches too long but it's comfortable. I was inspired to pair it with my skirt by Sophie's Two-Piece Setacular series. I think the set looks pretty good together, like a blouson style dress.
I'm wearing the skirt with the seam at the side which I think makes nice lines and hides the fact that the hem was a little uneven. :)
The skirt was super fun and easy to make. I'll definitely be making more of them in the future. Have you made a circle skirt before?