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No one told me there would be math

2013 February 2
by elizabeth_admin

I bet you’re all waiting with bated breath to see if I finished Katie’s birthday present in time for my o’ dark thirty flight to NYC tomorrow.  Well, I did!  And I like it so much I almost want a grown up version for myself.  😉

If you will recall, I bought my fabrics at one of the few nice Joann’s.



I knew I wanted to make a circle skirt, but having never made one before, I searched the interwebs for a tutorial.  Dana of Dana Made It had a great one.  But there was math involved, including the use of Pi!  After plugging in Katie’s waist measurement, I found my radius and then guesstimated the length I wanted.  And then bam!  I had my pattern.



I cut both materials out and basted them together at the waist. And here’s where I deviated from Dana’s tutorial.  I wanted an enclosed elastic waistband.  So I cut out a rectangle to encase the elastic and sewed it to the circle skirt, adding my SEWN tag in the process.



Then I sewed a rolled hem on the satin underskirt, leaving the tulle overskirt unfinished as it doesn’t ravel.



And then I was done!





I sure hope Katie likes it.  I can’t wait to see her try it on and give it a twirl.  Who doesn’t love a twirly skirt?

Happy sewing everyone!

18 Responses leave one →
  1. Shams permalink
    February 2, 2013

    So cute. That is going to be a huge hit!

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      February 11, 2013

      Sorry, I hadn’t come across your blog entries when I made my skirt. But I just read them now and loved them!

  2. February 2, 2013

    Ahhh, kind of makes me wish I were in Primary school again so I can wear one. Fairly skirts when you’re little are such fun 🙂

  3. February 2, 2013

    Super cute! I would have loved this when I was a kid.

  4. February 2, 2013

    Adorbs….and I can totally relate to “no one told me there would be math”….I remember thinking the same thing in high school chemistry! 🙂

  5. February 2, 2013

    That is so adorable! I love how it holds its shape. She will be thrilled.

  6. February 2, 2013

    Precious – she’ll LOVE it!
    And that fabric is gorgeous!

  7. February 2, 2013

    Woo hoo! Who wouldn’t want a grown up version of that.. she will love it. Looks sensational.. what great tulle and a great colour.

  8. February 2, 2013

    This is the best little girl gift ever!!! She will feel like a ballerina in it.

  9. February 2, 2013

    That is a fabulous skirt. It’s lovely! g

  10. February 2, 2013

    So sweet!

  11. Carol S. permalink
    February 2, 2013

    It fabulous, but please share how long it took you.

  12. February 2, 2013

    Math? It’s what computers are for!

    That’s a very pretty skirt for a little girl!

  13. February 2, 2013

    Wow!!! That is one cool skirt!! I bet your niece LOVES it!

  14. February 2, 2013

    What little girl wouldn’t love a skirt like this?

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