Circle skater skirts

Red velvet skater circle skirt

Red velvet skater circle skirt

I was attending a Valentine’s Day themed party, and at the last minute decided that I wanted something red to wear to the party, so I decided to sew up a super-simple circle skater skirt.

I drafted the pattern to have a 13″ front, tapering to a 16″ hem at the back. The skirt is finished with a 1″ finished waist band. Although the fabric is stretchy, I put elastic in the waist band.

The skirt is cut as a full circle with no side seams. The stretchy fabric allows it to go without a zipper or other opening either. Super simple.

Since it’s a knit fabric… I didn’t even need to hem it.

I made it up first in red velvet, and then when this went together so quickly, I also made it up in a glitter spandex PVC. Between drafting and construction, the two skirts came together in around an hour. Super efficient!

Silver glitter spandex circle skater skirt

Silver glitter spandex circle skater skirt

The glitter fabric doesn’t really photograph well, but it’s basically a grey/silver PVC base with multi-coloured glitter throughout. It has a smooth, almost latex-like finish.

 

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