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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.
circle skirt

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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