XL - Plus Sized Circle Skirt
We needed an Xl skirt and this method can be used for both XL and for plus sized skirts because we used four panels to make a complete circle. So as not to leave anyone out, this method can be used for any size waist.
Next we cut a waistband to fit around Tiffany's waist and added 2" to allow for joining the waistband together. We made the waistband the same width as the elastic we had on hand plus one inch for the inseam. We did not take pictures but the waistband is one piece and for ours it was 3" wide and 33 inches long.
We then ironed the waistband folded in half . We folded over 1/4 of an inch on one end of the waistband and ironed it. This will be the finished end and is placed near the back of the skirt.
We then pinned the waistband around the skirt with the ends placed at the back middle of the skirt. Then we tucked the unfinished edge under the finished edge and sewed the waistband on to the skirt.
Then we fed the elastic through the waistband and tighten it until it felt right on Tiffany's waist. We just tried it on and pulled the elastic, then cut the elastic and stitched it together so that it is flat. Then we closed up the opening by stitching over the ironed fold of the band.
You can do the waistband anyway you like, this was just our preference for this skirt.
Then the next step was the hem. Don't you just hate hemming things. To make things go a little easier, we ironed our 1/4" first and then folded over the first quarter inch and then stitched our hem. Doing the ironing saves you a lot of trouble when you are sewing.
When ironing the hem on a circle skirt adjust the fabric and set the iron down a few inches at a time. Do not move the iron back and forth, just lay it down for a few seconds on each section. This will help you make a nice circle hem.
And now you have a circle skirt...
We had so much fun making a circle skirt for Tiffany that we had to make one for me as well.
Now I am thinking I need a matching handbag and headband to go with my skirt. Oh and I have a pretty pink sweater that will be perfect.
Both of our fabrics came from Happy Quilt!!!
Be sure to visit soon,
as I will be posting photos of us in our skirts!!!
Till next time,
Tea Cottage Pretties
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Thank you dear Isabelle for featuring me and for the wonderful compliment.