Extra-Twirly Circle Skirt (+ tutorial!)

Thank you to Fabric Wholesale Direct for sponsoring this post.

It has taken me, like, almost 10 years of sewing (off and on) to make a circle skirt. Isn't that so weird? I've made lots and lots of full skirts, but my go to is always pleats or gathers! For my first circle skirt, I went super simple and used an elastic waistband an a lovely thick Ponte de Roma from Fabric Wholesale Direct. I used the circle skirt calculator from By Hand London, but I made the waist measurement a bit larger than my true waist so that the fabric is gathered a little bit into the elastic for extra twirl! You can see my whole tutorial over on the Fabric Wholesale Direct Blog.

I've paired my blush pink skirt with one of my favorite tops, a leopard-print Tippi sweater in a light merino from J. Crew (maybe 3-4 years ago). I absolutely love leopard print, but I never feel quite right wearing it in summer. Now that fall is here (at least on all the style blogs I read, haha) it's time to get it back out! Also, I may have some cheeky leopard fabrics in my stash/in the mail/in my shopping cart so expect to see a good amount of animal print here in the next few months... :)

It only took me an afternoon to sew this whole thing, and now I'm wondering why I don't have a million of these skirts in my closet! Have you made a million circle skirts? Do you prefer elastic or a rigid, interfaced waistband?


ps: that's a peak of my blush ogden cami under my sweater... such a perfect layering piece!

allie J.

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  1. Super cute outfit, and it looks so you! Love it!

    1. Thanks Erin! I don't know why I had never made any circle skirts before but I think I'll be adding several more to my line-up.

  2. Really cute! Is this fabric just wash in the machine and wear?

  3. Great outfit! Looks lovely on you.

  4. Realy cute skirt! I need one of this in my wardrobe!



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