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Double Layer Circle Skirt

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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.


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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  1. Charlene@APinchofJoy says:

    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!

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

  3. fanofguppiesboutique says:

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

    1. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says:

      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.)

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

  5. Six Sisters says:

    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

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

  7. Crafty Mischief says:

    Darling! Perfect for twirling!

  8. Christine says:

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

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

  9. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    I love the drawstring detail too! So cute!