Full Circle Skirts
Full Circle SkirtNo Blocks are needed to draft the circle skirts, you only need your waist measurement, including ease.
Example: OutcomeFigure A shows the end shape of garment in pink (like a donut), with the white showing the actual pattern piece. The circle skirt is a full circle with the inner circle corresponding to your waist (with wearing ease included) and the https://dresspatternmaking circle is the hem. The distance between the inner circle and the https://dresspatternmaking circle is the length of the skirt. The pattern for the circle skirt is 1/4 the full circle.
Instructions: Drafting Full Circle Skirt – Figure 1
- Draw a horizontal line from A to B: the length of this line is your waist measurement (including 1 inch ease), divided by 6.28*
- Measure from B to C, your desired skirt length
- Measure the same distances vertically down from A, making sure that you have a right angle
Instructions: Drafting Full Circle Skirt – Figure 2
- Draw a semi-circle shape from B to B
- Draw a semi-circle shape from C to C
- Measure the A to C distance with a tape measure, then swing the tape measure around (pinned at A) and mark that measurement at various points. Blend with a curved ruler.
- Repeat for A to B distance.
Instructions: Drafting Full Circle Skirt – Figure 3
- This is the final (working) pattern piece (i.e. seam allowance, cutting instructions still need to be added, etc).
- You could cut 4, or cut two on fold.
- If the fabric isn’t wide enough you can place a seam and divide this to fit on the fabric (e.g. pink dashed line).
- Put notches in at about 8 inches down; for long skirts you may want to notch in two places.
What waist band would you use for this circle skirt?
A straight waistband on top of the skirt:
Or you could put a contoured waistband as part of the skirt:
Or put a contoured facing behind the skirt (so same as doing the contoured waistband but using that as as a facing).
If I have 31 waist + 1 inch it will be 32 inches divided by 6.28
It will be 5.09 or 5 ⅛ INCHES am I right ??
That will be my A – B measurements for radius ??