Upcoming Theme: Circle Skirts
Next week’s theme challenges us to make circle skirts, the type of skirt that was popularized in the 1950s. From this history:
True circle skirts are not gathered or pleated. What makes them unique and special is that they are formed out of a single piece of fabric—literally, a circle with the center cut out for the waist. (Less expensive versions were created with two pieces of fabric and two seams.) Circle skirts were made in any number of fabrics—cotton, silk, muslin, etc.—and were often quilted, hand–painted, embroidered, or appliquéd.
For those sewing along, I direct you to Casey’s excellent circle skirt sew-along. There, you’ll find everything you need to know about making your own skirt.
Here are an index to her core circle skirt posts that should help you get started:
- Circle skirt inspiration
- Cutting out
- Inserting the zipper
- Attaching the waistband
And while you don’t need to purchase a pattern to make a circle skirt, here are a number of vintage circle skirt (more importantly, applique & embroidery) patterns to get you inspired.