When you cross over the zipper at the bottom, use your hand wheel to move your needle, instead of the pedal. We are going to rip out this stitch at the end.
But hey, this is not a normal Anna year so I went with my spontaneous lust for color. And I am so happy I did because this skirt is a partaaayyy! Anywho , this tutorial for making a half circle skirt is super easy and quick to whip up. Fold your fabric in half. Measure around your waist where you want the skirt to sit. Add an inch onto your waist measurement for the zipper. Now we are going to do a smidge on math. Divide your waist measurement by 3. My final number is 8.
From one corner of the fabric on the fold measure out to you final waist number and mark it. Repeat across the entire corner until you have marked off a quarter circle. Now figure out how long you want your skirt to be. Add your length measurement to you final waist measurement. My new number is From the same corner of the fabric, measure out to your new number and mark.
Repeat across the entire corner until you have marked off a larger quarter circle. Remember your first waist measurement from Step 1?
We are going to need that again for the waist band. Cut out a rectangle that is your waist measurement plus one inch for the zipper by 4. My waistband is two inches wide plus half an inch for the seam allowance and I folded it over, which I why I cut out a 4.
If you want a thicker or skinnier waistband adjust accordingly. This is what your two pieces should look like. Now for the sewing! First, we are going to make the waistband. Fold your waistband piece in half like a hot dog and pin the raw edges together.
Sew along the raw edges, giving yourself a half inch seam allowance. I serged mine since my fabric frays fairly easily.
Lay your skirt piece down right side facing up. Dresses and skirts only, and the twirlier the better. For a more detailed step by step, scroll below the video. To start, you need to measure your waist where you want the skirt to sit. A suggestion — cut the skirt as long as you can. Fold your fabric so that the selvedges match, then fold the fabric again on the crossgrain.
Working from the corner that has 4 folds and no raw edges, mark out a quarter circle that is your waist circumference divided by 6. Then measure from the waist marking out in another quarter circle to mark the hem of the skirt. Cut your skirt on both marks, and unfold to find a big donut. Next, with your skirt folded into a half circle on the straight or cross grain, cut open one edge so that we can create a seam and add a zipper to it. Prep the waistband by folding in half, wrong sides together and matching the long edges.
Press, making a crease mark. If your skirt has stretched and is longer than the waistband, sew a gathering stitch around the top to gather it very slightly to fit the waistband. Fold the waistband right sides together on each end, and stitch across the short end next to the zipper. Turn band right side out, and then press the seam allowances up. Fold the inner part of the waistband over the seam, then stitch in the ditch on the right side to secure the waistband.
This is a very spring-like, breezy skirt.
Making a half circle skirt with lining is insanely easy! With this simple tutorial for a half circle skirt with zipper and lining, you won’t need a pattern to make one that fits you perfectly! With this simple tutorial for a half circle skirt with zipper, you won't need a pattern to make one that fits you perfectly! Making a half circle skirt is insanely easy! With this simple tutorial for a half circle skirt with zipper, you won't need a pattern to make one that fits you perfectly! Anywho, this tutorial for making a half circle skirt is super easy and quick to whip up. Full disclosure for all of my sewing newbs, there is a zipper in this tutorial, but don’t panic. Inhale.