Today I am showing off this adorable Circle Skirt I made using my Roller Skate Skirt Pattern. I just love how versatile this pattern is!!!
Ugh, It’s been a rough week! The kids didn’t get to go on their camping trip last weekend; we’ve been finishing up taxes. (Nothing like waiting til the last minute – every year. I promise, one of these days, I will force my hubby to get his stuff together early, and we will get them done in April like a normal person, lol!)
Also, both my car and one of our AC units broke down, and now I’m pretty sure the lil’ missy has strep throat. We’ll be heading to the doctor next to confirm that diagnosis.
Luckily, I managed to get her outside for a few photos of my latest sewing project before everything started going wrong…
Easy Circle Skirt For Fall
To make this circle skirt, I used my Roller Skate Skirt Pattern. The roller skate skirt pattern is a circle skirt pattern designed to use 4 panels of fabric. The point of cutting “panels” for a circle skirt instead of one continuous piece of fabric is to be able to showcase multiple prints (and use less fabric.)
Today’s version showcases what the skirt looks like if you use all the same fabric. (Here is another version using 6 different fabrics.)
I sewed this skirt exactly as designed, with the only changes were that I used the same fabric for the entire skirt, and I left it unhemmed since the fabric I used was a nice thick Ponte knit. (This skirt has been washed a couple of times now, and the hem still looks great.) This is a very good example of how the pattern looks in one fabric.
When you cut a circle skirt out this way, there will be 4 seams, but there’s a lot less fabric waste. Another option, if you did not want those extra seams, you could print out 2 skirt panels, tape them together, then cut out 2 skirt pieces on the fold. The benefit of sewing your own skirts is you can change them up however you like!
The t-shirt and belt in these photos are both new from Gymboree; the shoes and sweater are from Crazy 8, but I bought them last the spring. (They both have really great sales going right now, btw…) *update- Crazy 8 is now out of business, and I think Gymboree is not far behind.
Circle Skirts are the best for twirling! (They are also great to sew- I finished this one in less than 30 minutes!)
My favorite fabric shop for knits: Funkalicious Fabrics.
Product used and recommended in the making of this circle skirt:
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Ball Point needles Ball point double needle
- Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
- Blind hem foot.
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
How Do I get this free Circle Skirt / Roller Skate Skirt Pattern?
Click here to go to my shop. Add the pattern to your cart and check out. (Don’t worry, it’s free.) Once you check out, you will be sent to a thank you page where you can download the pattern. Also, if you entered your email correctly, you will get an as well with all the links.
(It looks like this – Click the pink button, and the pattern auto downloads to your computer.
(Sometimes, the pattern file automatically opens; that depends on your computer settings. Make sure to open the free Adobe reader and then open the pattern. Be aware your computer may try to open the file in a different pdf reader (the one in your internet browser.) I can only guarantee the pattern when opened with Adobe. )
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.