No one told me there would be math
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!