Hot! Anchors Away Circle Skirt


The Facts

Fabric: Navy polycotton from ebay £5ish
Pattern: Drafted circle skirt using Casey’s sewalong
Year: Current
Notions: Iron on anchor £1.50, gold anchor button from gran’s tin, zip £3
Time to complete: A few evenings including drafting, cutting and sewing
First worn: 18th on a night out and 20th June to London!
Wear again? YES!

Total Cost: about £9.50

I may have been watching rather a lot of ‘Keeping Up Appearances!’

I have had this skirt on my mind for a while (since the circle skirt challenge actually!) and I finally got round to making it up.  I followed Casey’s tutorial which was fab as I am not good with complicated maths and drafted my first ever pattern!  Hooray!  I decided that although I am not going away on holiday this year I was planning a trip to stay with my lovely friend in Reading and as that counted as a holiday I made this skirt for that.

I found the Cheshire Cat (and totally obscured by skirt with my huge bag!)

It is a pretty simple circle of 2 halves and has an invisible zip and button on the side and an interfaced waistband.

I sewed the double line of white trim and used the iron-on anchor that I have had in my stash for over a year and have been dying to use on something.  In fact I think the initial inspiration for this skirt came from that little anchor!

I love it and it is fun to swirl around in and dress up as a sailor too!

Walking through Brompton Graveyard, a very peaceful and reflective end to a fun day.



Sarah is an '80's cartoon loving bookworm who wants to break her procrastinating by joining in with Sew Weekly challenges and sewing cute dresses.


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  1. Hi Sarah, it great to see you post again. Love the detail of the double white lines at the bottom, it looks really cool in the pictures. Congrats on drafting your first challenge, I did y first for the circle skirt challenge and it was pretty nerve racking. You did a great job.

  2. I love the white bands around the hem – they keep the circle skirt looking fresh and modern.

  3. So cute! Isn’t it great to finally use– and wear– the precious goods? I love the skirt with your top.

  4. Very cute! Love that last photo too. Great to have you posting again.

  5. Super cute! I love the nautical feel too. Way to get so many challenges in one outfit! Great job!

  6. A triceratops and a huge cat….you have some very interesting stalkers. LOVE this skirt, the white stripes and use of that anchor are so cute. And I love your styling, the top and those lovely red flats are just perfect!

  7. I love this! I and if I can find an anchor motif I am totally knocking this off. Just one thing – Hyacinth Bucket would never allow herself to be photographed holding a screaming yellow plastic bag!! Wonderful job and looks like it was a great day out!

    • That is so very true! Richard would most likely be carrying the bags and then they would be hessian bags from Harrods heehee! There are plenty of anchor motifs on etsy and I got mine from a seller Called Patsy May and they have a website. I would love to see your knock off if you make one :)