DIY CIRCLE SKATER SKIRT

No guys this thing we’re going to be showing you how to make these super in style circle skirts or skater skirts like go buy a bunch of different haters ekkada um yeah they’re actually really easy to make. So we’re really excited about. Because we personally wanted to make them, and we didn’t want to buy the American Apparel ones like I was this close to buying it.

And I was like no I can’t I know I can make that much easier say that every time. But it’s true it’s true um yeah so to make this skirt you’re gonna need some fabric and he used some brown craft paper to make a pattern, if you have the real kind of fabric making pattern paper then go for that. But we didn’t so, and we recommend that you make our pattern first before you go out and buy your fabric to save a better sense of how much fabric you’re going to need yeah so to make a pattern part first you’re going to take your biggest part of your body measurement like your thumb um the inside of the Skirball to fit over that obviously isn’t sweeping up yeah and then you’re also going to take the measurement from where you’d like it to sit to however long you’d like it to be so to make the actual paper pattern you’re going to take the large sheets of brown paper and lay them out into a kind of big square size and it’s not asked why you can fold in half to make the square so once you have your square you’re going to fold that on an angle again. So we’re kind of making a pizza shape after we have that all folded up we’re going to have to do some math unfortunately so you’re going to take your widest portion of your body aka your butt measurement and you’re going to – one just.

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Because we’re going to have to take some off for the waistband don’t really worry about it take your measurement for us was 37 – one inch which equals 36 we’re going to divide that by six point two eight which is kind of like double pi helps us make our circle so the number we got was five point seven three we rounded it to five point seven five which was five in three quarters and you’re going to put your measuring tape on the bottom corner of your paper pattern and you’re going to just kind of sketch draw out five and three-quarter inches or whatever your number is all the way around. So you I get this circular line okay from here we’re going to do the same thing. But this is going to be for the length so measure out how long you want to skirt to be we chose around 60 inches totally up to you do that same thing with measuring tape go from the new line you just drew and go 16 inches down and make your dashed curved line and make sure that you add an extra inch. Because, if you want to add a hem you’re going to be that extra inch to fold under so once you have those two lines drawn you can go ahead and cut out around both curved lines and then, when you open up your paper patter you should have a giant circle which will turn into your circle skirt eventually and you can see from all the XS how much fabric you would have wasted, if you did this from the start.

So you can do it right you can do this whole thing right onto your fabric. But we just think that it’s a little bit of waste of fabric and there’s a lot more efficient way that you could do it okay so once you have your giant paper donuts as this far it’s absolutely up to you based on how much fabric you have we weren’t super smart and didn’t give ourselves and the fabric as we wanted to so from here on you can cut up your donut to kind of fit better onto your fabric so for most of us we just cut it straight in half. So we have to kind of see shapes and you can place those patterns onto your fabric and pin them out and cut out the shapes yeah and then for some fabrics where we have more of a rectangle shape and not a square shape we kind of cut it into quarters borders and as another option, if you have fabrics that you want to be less gathered. Because it’s stiffer like each other take leather or maybe denim you could go ahead and only use 3/4 of your donut cut into quarters yeah and then you just sew three edges together and it makes a skirt that’s less gathered yeah you might have to cut it a little bit more room for your butt to fit through.

But options so back to the half of it skirt so once you’ve pinned it on to your fabric of choice and cut out your pieces depending on how many pieces you cut up you’re just going to put the good sides together pin up the sides and sew it up and of course, if you just cut it out as one big hole you’d only need to do step neutral assignment yeah so once you have this you can lay out your big donut that is all sewed up and you can cut off any excess of from the seams and now we’re going to make the waistband. So you need to find your elastic that you want to use in the waistband, if you can choose one that’s two inches you can choose one that’s really small. But we chose this one inch one for our waist and you’re folding it over at least the elastic size and also a little bit of extra just for like seam allowance cushion room so our one inch elastic we folded over our waste bin an inch in one quarter, and we just went around and pin the entire thing and you’re going to sew along this line. But you’re going to leave about a two inch three inch gap just.

So you can kind of feed in the elastic, when you need to yes so once you have that completely sewn and you have your two inch gap you can then feed your elastic through we found it a lot easier to take the elastic to a pen and feed it through that way like a giant needle essentially and it’s really helpful that way yeah so once you have it through you can pull it out the other side and making sure you might try it on make sure that it’s the right tightness you can just sew up the elastic pin it first and then try it on and you can adjust the pin overlapping this to make sure that the elastic isn’t too tight or too loose and then the way you sewed it we just over with our overlapping elastic we so two lines just for security make sure didn’t come undone and, if you want to you could sew up now that two inch gap or yeah stick through. Because we’re done Abed yes and the very last step is optional depending on how much your fabric phrase or not um you’re going to just hem the very bottom you can fold over anywhere from half an inch to a quarter inch as much as you think you need to so um with our velvet yeah we found that it sprayed a lot more and then with the fake leather I didn’t braid off so yeah a lot easier to just not have to do that extra step yeah and then, when you’re all done they’re gonna look beautiful and stylish yes really hope that you guys enjoyed this tutorial we hope that you found it as easy as we found it it is really easy and the best part is you can keep the pattern and make as many skirts as you want the future. Because you’ll just have that with you forever yes make sure you guys check out our lookbook on how to style the circle skirt we actually made four different versions in four different fabrics so make sure you check those out to see how you can style them or you can give you some ideas of what kind of fabrics you’d like to use to get your circle skirt shirt we hope you guys enjoyed it and, if you made any please circle skirts send us pictures on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram all which will be linked below yes, and we will see you next week bye guys bye Oh.

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