Hey gang! So today I’m going to show you a fun thing to do with the new Alison Glass Knit Fabrics. A Midi Length Circle Skirt! Midi length skirts are going to be big for fall and winter so here is a quick and easy project that will get you ready for fall. So lets get right to it with supplies:
I used 2 yards of Alison Glass’ Knit in Peony.
These knits are great because they are 68″ wide and you can get a lot of length out of your skirt.
I also used 1 yard of 1″ non-roll elastic.
So once you get all of your supplies together you are going to take your fabric and on one edge (how it comes off the roll) you are going to cut 3″. You will have a strip that is 68″X3″.
Now you will have to figure out your waist measurements. My waist is 36″ so I divide that number by 6.28 and that will give you the measurement. IE: 36/ 6.28= 5.73
If I was working with a woven fabric I would round up to 5 1/4″ but since I’m working with a knit I’m going to drop off the .73″ and just make it 5″. That way there will be allowed for the stretch of the fabric. I suggest doing this so that your fabric does not stretch too much and then is too big for your waist.
Fold your fabric in to 4. Half and Half again. Make
Take your measurement and measure down that much straight down from the point of your fabric that is right in the middle of your fabric. Rotate that measurement to make dots along the axis of that point and then connect your dots.
Now I measured from the line we just made down 29″ (You can adjust the length of your skirt to however long you’d like it) and follow around that fist line to get the placement for where your skirt bottom will go.
Cut along those lines and now you have the bulk of your skirt done. All we need to do know is add a waistband and hem it.
Cut your 3″ X 68″ piece down to the length of your waist. Mine is 36″. Sew the pieces together so you have a one circular piece.
Pin the waistband to the skirt like shown above with your raw edge of the sewn waistband facing out.
Using either a zig zag stitch or a lightning bolt stitch if your machine has one, sew your waistband to your skirt.
Fold the waistband under leaving 1″ for the casing for the elastic to go through and pin like shown above.
Using your zig zag or lightning bolt stitch stitch in the ditch around the top of the waistband leaving a 3″ gap so you can insert your elastic.
This is how the gap in your stitch should look.
Cut your elastic to your waist measurement minus 2″. Mine is 34″ long. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic to use as a guide to get your elastic through the casing.
Thread your elastic through the gap in your casing.
Where it ends you should have something that looks like this photo above.
Stitch your elastic ends together.
Now close up the gap in your casing. Trim all of your threads.
To hem just fold up the end of the fabric 1/4″ and use a straight stitch to stitch it in place.
And That’s it! A simple staple for your fall and winter wardrobe!
Happy Sewing Everyone!!