Circle SkirtsYou don’t need a block to make circle skirts, you just need your waist measurement (that includes ease) and do some math calculations. You can also create frills using this same method; just use the measurement of the area to where the circle is attached rather than your waist measurement. Below are some images of the circle skirts, giving an indication of the final shape and how the final pattern pieces compare to each other, as well as how the shapes of the A-line and flared skirts compare to the circle skirts. This gives some idea of the comparative ease. For images on what the hem sweep and final garment looks like, see the Flats images on the individual pages.
Working Out Circle Skirts for your waistThe original equation for working out your waist radius for a circle skirt is:
- (waist ÷ 4) x (7 ÷11)
- For a circle skirt, divide your waist measurement (including ease) by 6.28
- For a three quarter circle skirt, divide your waist measurement (including ease) by 4.71
- For a half circle skirt, divide your waist measurement (including ease) by 3.14