half circle skirt for fall

Skirts are such a wonderful wardrobe addition, they immediately dress up an outfit. I’d been thinking about adding a half circle skirt to my fall wardrobe for a while and when I found this navy blue fabric I knew it would work great. Everyone knows full circle skirts but for a similar look with less fullness, half and quarter circle skirts are just as easy to make and more suited for everday wear (in my opinion at least).
half circle skirt. tidytipsy
I hadn’t sewn without a pattern for a while and shied away from the required maths, but after searching for tutorials online I settled on these instructions (One | Two ) and in the end it was way easier than it seemed at first.
The fabric is a lovely cotton that is at the same time heavy weight (drapes beautifully) and almost see-through light. Odd, but perfect for this skirt.
half circle skirt. tidytipsy
The zipper at the back is handpicked and the waistband closes with snaps. The waistband itself is blindstitched to the inside by hand.
half circle skirt. tidytipsy
I had originally planned to finish the hem with hem tape, which I didn’t have so I tried bias tape. Bad idea. Had to rip all that out again and settled for a very simple double folded hem in the end which works much better.
half circle skirt. tidytipsy
All in all a quick project for a versatile wardrobe item that can be dressed up or down easily. It actually came out fuller than I had imagined so next time I’ll try a quarter circle skirt!

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11 thoughts on “half circle skirt for fall

  1. erin

    It’s such a pretty skirt and the fabric looks really good and draped so well for the half circle skirt. It really makes me want to sew a skirt like this for myself too!

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  2. awfully nice

    Yay I love seeing you sew! This looks great and is very you – and I bet you loved all the hand-sewing πŸ™‚ And that fabric looks so nice. You’re making me so excited to sew again!

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