Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Monday

Double Layer Circle Skirt

It's Skirt Week over at the Crafterhours blog, and I thought I would use this as an opportunity to get a head start on some back to school outfits for my daughter since she will be heading off to kindergarten in August.  First up is this adorable drop-waist Double Layer Circle skirt made from some knit fabrics in my stash.

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Doesn't it twirl beautifully?  I added a ruched tie embellishment on each side for a little something extra.  I didn't do a full tutorial for this project, but I can show you a few of the details if you would like to make a similar skirt.

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Rather than make my own circle skirt pattern, I just used the bottom of the Racer Tunic Dress Pattern I bought from Lil Blue boo.  (Made has a good circle skirt tutorial here.)

First I cut two circle skirts, the second skirt being 2 inches longer than the first.

I wanted the skirt to have a dropped waist so there wouldn't be any extra bulkiness under her t-shirts.  So instead of an 2 inch wide elastic or a typical yoga style waistband, I cut the upper skirt into an a line shape.  (Like the skirt I made here.)  I just folded the top of the skirt over and made a regular casing and used 3/4 inch elastic.


I used a piece of double fold bias tape to create the side drawstring detail.  I unfolded the first fold of the bias tape, lined it up with the side seam of the wrong side of the top circle skirt, sewed each side edge of the bias tape down and another a stitch down the middle to make two casings.  I then threaded a tie through each casing and basted them in place.


Next, I stacked the two circle skirts together, right sides facing up and attached them to the skirt like you would attach a ruffle.

That's pretty much all there is to the skirt!


My little miss is actually out of town at Grandma and Grandpa's house, so I had to use another child to model this skirt.  (That's why I didn't show any faces...)


I love how the skirt twirls.  I also love pink and orange together!  What are your favorite color combos?







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33 comments:

  1. This is so cute!!! Love the clothes you make - such talent!

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  2. Wow - I want to make these!

    Come visit me at http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute! I love skirts for the summer!

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  4. Love the drawstring detail....it makes it so cute!

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  5. That is so cute & I love the cute patterns- perfect for summer!

    I'm a new GFC follower!
    Come visit my blog & check out the giveaway I have going on :)
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    Sarah

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  6. Super cute skirt and perfect for twirling!

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  7. It's adorable! I love it! I wish i could sew like that!

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  8. That skirt is absolutely adorable!!! I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  9. This is too cute. Is it wrong to say I want one in my size? I would love it if you would share this on my linky party Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/06/tout-it-tuesday-9.html

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  10. How adorable! One of the cutest skirts I've seen in a while!

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  11. How cute.. Love the colors and fabric.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party!

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  12. SOOOOO Cute! Love it!....So would by 7 yr old!
    Happy to be a new follower!
    Kristy @ Cup Of Jo

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  13. That is such a cute skirt for a little girl...I'm not ambitious enough yet to attempt that sophisticated of a project, though!

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  14. Very Cute!
    I need to make some of these for my Granddaughters!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  15. Such a great idea. I think I have a burda pattern like that, only with one layer. Two are even better.

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  16. So cute! What a great Summer skirt! I'd love to invite you to join us and share Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas too!
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-14-1st-week-of-summer/
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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  17. I love the drawstring detail too! So cute!

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  18. How pretty is that!! The fabric is gorgeous!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  19. Just adorable - and the fabric is perfect - fun and summery - thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  20. This is too cute! I will have to make one for my niece. She loves to twirl. Thanks for sharing!

    Malory
    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/

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  21. So CUTE! Who would have thought that plaid and heart prints look so great together?! We love it! One of our faves! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  22. Oh, I love it!! I may have to make my daughter one. She loves wearing skirts. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  23. This is such a super cute skirt!! I love the twirling poses. :) Thanks for linking up - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-54/

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  24. I love this...simple but great details....and the fabric is awesome!!! Could you share where you purchased it? thx!!!

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    1. Hi, the heart knit came from fabric.com last year and the plaid came from this etsy shop this spring: http://www.etsy.com/shop/funkaliciousfabrics. I have bought knits from her a few times. The selection is fabulous and the prices are good. (Service is a tiny bit on the slow side, but that is a concession I am willing to make for better prices.)
      ~Jamie

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  25. This is VERY clever!!! Love the dropped waist, the double circle skirts and the drawstring!!!

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    1. Hi Jamie, I've featured your skirt today...
      http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/06/threading-your-way-features_16.html

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  26. Adorable -- love the fabric pattern and color combinations! Drawstring is a great touch. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

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