Draft + Sew a Custom Circle Skirt, Part 1: Gather your supplies

Hi Friends, I’m here today with the first part of a four-part series that will end on the fifth day with a link-up to share your work. Don’t worry… you don’t have to do all the sewing this week, I’ll leave the link up open for a couple of weeks after for you stragglers… 😉
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
What we’re doing here this week is learning to self-draft and sew a custom circle skirt with a fitted waistband + zipper. Sound complicated? Its realllllly not and once you have all the drafting stuff down, you just save your pattern and get to skip that part next time!
SO, today we’re going to gather our supplies.
What you need to complete this project in its entirety….
-Space. You’ll need a good amount of space for the drafting portion of this project. Maybe your living room floor (child and pet free), or if you have a large dining room table, that would definitely work, too!
-Poster board (I would suggest a few sheets), or freezer paper (again, a few sheets), or butcher paper, or anything else that suits your fancy to draft a pattern on. I mostly use freezer paper, but for this project I used poster board. Feel free to tape 3-4 pieces together to create a large enough work space for your self.
-Tape measure
-2-3 yards of fabric (maybe more) depending on how large your drafted pattern is. I made my skirt fairly short (one, so I could fit the entire pattern on one poster board, and two, because I didn’t have an unlimited amount of fabric on hand).
-1/2 yard of LIGHTWEIGHT interfacing
-About a 14″ zipper (invisible OR regular)
-Basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins, etc.)
Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, you’ll be ready to start drafting tomorrow!

13 thoughts on “Draft + Sew a Custom Circle Skirt, Part 1: Gather your supplies

  1. I’ve been meaning to make a circle skirt from some red cotton fabric I bought a while back, so I already have most of my supplies on hand! Hopefully I’ll be as good about following the rest of the sew-along steps. 😉

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