I loved how my first circle skirt came out using Sew Caroline’s circle skirt tutorial!!! Before I even finished it, I already knew I wanted to make another. So, for my second circle skirt, I decided to try something a little different….a paper bag style waist. What do you think???
I used the same formula in Sew Caroline’s tutorial, but I added 4 inches to my waist measurement. I lined the skirt with some creamy yellow batiste. I like the fullness the lining added to the skirt. This skirt is simple to line. Just sew up 2 skirt (minus the waist band of course). I sewed the lining to the skirt with right sides together and then turned it right sides out. I then created my elastic casing, leaving 1 inch at the top. I would have liked to have left more than an inch, but I didn’t have enough in the length to spare.
I probably should have done a little research on creating a paper bag style waist before I made this skirt. I just suddenly got the idea and went for it! I wish the waist was a little stiffer to help it stand up….maybe interfacing?
The extra fabric and elastic waist make the skirt even more “flowy”. I love it!
I’m pretty sure anything made out of this fabric would look absolutely beautiful. It’s my favorite fabric EVER! It’s from Amy Butler’s Alchemy Voile collection and called Sketchbook in Butter. You can find it here at Hawthorne Threads. I’ve had it in my stash for awhile, waiting for the perfect project. I was too scared to waste this fabric on a project that I wasn’t sure I would be 100% in love with. I already knew I loved the circle skirt….so the decision was easy! Luckily, I still have some of this fabric left over. Now I’ll have to decide what to use the rest for! Any suggestions?
Piper is waiting very patiently for the photo shoot to finish, so our walk on the beach can begin. I now have a very happy and sleepy pup laying next to me and a super cute outfit to wear to work tomorrow.