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Learn how to draft a pattern for an easy to sew circle skirt. Full step-by-step instructions with size charts and measurements
This pattern is based on standard measurements and is suitable for fabrics such as Bon Bon or viscose knits. The fabric should have a one-way stretch.
Circumference is 64cm (4 times 16) for XSmall Radius = Circumference divided by 2 times pi ( pi is rounded to 3.14) So to get the radius it is : 64/(2 times 3.14) = 10.19 rounded down to 10 because this is for stretch fabric.
Use the ItSoStylish Sewing Calculator to work out the dimensions of the radius, instantly Sewing Calculator for Circle Dimensions
Draw a horizontal line 10 cm longer than the finished hem length.
Draw a perpendicular line of the same length vertically down.
Use a thumbtack, a piece of string and a pencil to draw the arc at 10 cm from the starting point of the horizontal line to meet the vertical line.
Draw a rectangle 64+1cm (seam allowance) long by twice the width of the elastic you’re going to use plus 1cm for seam allowance for the waistband.Download Insructions