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.
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.
Some obligatory circle skirt poses.
This project was featured on Recycled Fashion Finds!!