The “Circle Trio” Skirt
Fabric: Lightweight cotton poplin, a “wrong” color bought for another project then shelved.
Pattern: Self-drafted- I cut two circles with off-center waist holes.
Notions: 7″ invisible zipper (orange! That’s all I had with me, oh well.), 7m of 1/4″ red satin bias binding
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: April 25, 2012
Wear again? Yes, for sure.
Total Cost: Around $30.
The challenge: “Everything Circle Skirts: This week, we’re going round and round in our circle skirt creations”.
When I saw this week’s challenge, I thought about circles and skirts, and what I could do to combine the two without repeating similar garments in my wardrobe. I’ve been drawn to very full short skirts lately, and I’m always a fan of asymmetry so I thought I’d try combining the two. I cut two circles from 45″ wide fabric with an off-center hole for my waist. Then I rotated the circles, added a zipper and bound the edges with some red satin binding.
I used the fabric circle I cut to create the waist as a nice deep “mommy pocket.” I had other ideas for rouleau embellishment but an unfortunate series of events intervened. For one, I’m not at my home. I’m at my husband’s parent’s home while they’re overseas. I thought I brought everything with me for a week of work, but it turned out I left the sewing machine lead at my house! That meant I missed the Sunday deadline, but luckily my husband had to go back to the city for work and brought me the lead or I’d be ten days without any sewing! Horrors!
I had to abandon my embellishment ideas after binding the raw edges and discovering I had precious little binding left. That’s why I opted for a massive fun pocket instead!
I like this skirt. It’s not even slightly serious and made of a hard-wearing fabric using durable techniques. I can get dirty and cram it in the washing machine, no problem. The Tulip Tee I’m wearing here matches pretty well, but I see myself wearing this with whatever top I find in the morning and a pair of scuffed up chucks. Part of my “mommy/work at home” wardrobe. Why not? Besides, check out the drape.