The Convert Circle Skirt

I wasn’t sure I’d like this on me. This circular skirt business. I might be a convert.
The Convert Circle  Skirt

The Facts | Circle Skirt Challenge
Fabric | A free, 100% cotton, bed sheet for the skirt and a remnant from a refashion for the top.
Pattern | I used a mash up of knowledge to figure out how to cut the waist circle (then got scared it would be too small and ended up making it too big! Trust your math!) and I used the scalloped waistband from this pattern. I winged it on the top.
Year | Current, but sort of vintage in feel, I think.
Notions | Thread, zipper and buttons.
Time to complete | A few hours over a couple of days for the skirt. I let it hang for a day or so, but I went the cheater’s way on the hem and just serged and folded it under (as you can see below if you look closely). I spent too much time on that damn top! I do love those turquoise buttonholes and buttons on it.
First worn | While freezing to death in my living room! It is soooo cold in NYC!
Wear again? | Yes…maybe. I like how it looks in the pics, but the skirt is less than perfect. I cut a section off to make it fit the waistband. It seemed fine, but I think it ultimately resulted in the back, near the zipper, falling a bit funny. And this material will wrinkle like an SOB if I sit in it. The top will likely see a lot of wear, though.
Total price | A few bucks? I got the bed sheet from a giveaway bin in front of a store that was going out of business. The original skirt that the shirt fabric is from was only $6 and this is the second thing made from it.

The Convert Circle  Skirt

I do like the way it looks. I feel a bit dainty in it, lol. I love all of the cropped top/high waist skirt combos that have been popping up on blogs and pinterest. I’m happy to get in on the game with that peek of belly ;D

I can also wear the top without it tied up. I probably should have taken this pic before the others, the bottom is a little bunchy. This fabric is meant to be twisted and scrunched while wet so that it will crinkle,  it will look better after a spin in the wash.
Remnant Refashion

Some obligatory circle skirt poses.

The semi swirl.
The Convert Circle  Skirt

The spread.
The Convert Circle  Skirt

Demure kneeling.
The Convert Circle  Skirt

And (blurry) twirling!
The Convert Circle  Skirt

This project was featured on Recycled Fashion Finds!!


25 thoughts on “The Convert Circle Skirt

  1. I know you said you’re not too keen on the skirt but I really really love it! There have been a lot of scalloped shirts and skirts lately but I haven’t seen one on the top of a waistband. Usually, the scallops are at the bottom of the hem. Love it!

  2. Hey, found you through refashion co-op. You are so darn CUTE xD I LOVE this look, wish I had the tummy to pull it off! Never thought of a scalloped waist, looks so pretty! I love everything about this refashion, beautiful job 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, I love both pieces on their own, and together they are really fantastic! The scalloped waist band of the skirt is great. Now I want a circle skirt, too. (Seriously, every time I come to your blog, I leave with one more project to add to the queue…..why is there not more time in the day?!)

  4. I am making a dress right now with a full circle skirt. I’m still not sure how I feel about it on me. On you, however, a circle skirt looks fabulous! I love the combination of cropped top and full skirt. So fantastic.

  5. I love the scalloped waistband! I know you’re not too keen on it, but I reckon you’ve found a winner with that skirt (or at least the shape). That top is quite amazing too. I love them both!

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