Circle Skirts

by tolmema on May 18, 2012

I whipped up a couple circle skirts for Little Foot’s birthday this weekend. I followed the MADE pattern and made a few adjustments of my own.

teal-floral-circle-skirt | tolmema

pink-trees-circle-skirt | tolmema

The only “adjustment” I made was that I didn’t hem the bottom of the skirts and just zigzag stitched the bottom and trimmed with pinking shears instead (I think that’s called a shortcut rather than an adjustment…). I know that the bottom will fray a bit, but I’m okay with that, since these are only designed to last for the summer.

I’m really happy with the way that they turned out. Once I created the pattern, it was really as simple as  1) cut 2) hem 3) attach waistband.

I also finished the duvet cover, which turned out pretty well. I didn’t add the buttons yet, because I didn’t have enough on hand that were the right size, but for now it will work and nobody will notice the difference (I hope).

duvet-cover | tolmema

It’s 42″x60″, so it should fit her for a couple of years until she moves into a twin bed.

I may or may not work up a few more skirts for Little Foot’s birthday, but I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve made so far. It was just enough of  a nudge to get me back into the groove of sewing – an easy project or two that worked up beautifully and caused no stress!

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