I’ve had this skirt in my head for a while now but finally got around to making one as part of my daughter’s 2nd birthday outfit. It’s a fun, easy project that looks adorable on. Portions of the math for this skirt draw on the basics for a circle skirt pattern. There are several tutes for this already on the Internet but my favorite comes from Made.
What You’ll Need:
2 Large Bandanas (Hobby Lobby sells them in a lot of fun patterns)
1″ to 2″ elastic (you’ll need one more inch than your model’s waist measurement. So if the waist is 22″ you’ll need 23″ of elastic)
We’re going to create a pattern to cut a circle out of the middle based on your model’s waist measurement. Actually we’re going to create 1/4 of a pattern. Take the waist measurement and add 2-3 inches. This will make the fabric “ruffle” a bit when we sew it on the elastic. Divide by 6.28 to find the radius. For my daughter it was 3.9 so I rounded up to 4″.
Now take a sheet of paper and measure 4″ (or whatever your number is) from the corner in several places a make a dot. Connect the dots to create the 1/4 circle. See pics below for a better explanation.
Cut out the inner portion.
Sew together, stretching as you good so that the elastic is the same length as the fabric.