Draft + Sew a Custom Circle Skirt, Part 3: Start Sewing

Hi everyone, today is part three of a four part series on how to draft + sew your very own custom circle skirt with a fitted waistband and zipper!
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
On Monday, we gathered supplies.. Tuesday we drafted the pattern… and TODAY, we’re going to start sewing!
Now that you have your supplies ready and your pattern drafted, it’s time to cut out your pattern pieces and start cutting into your precious fabric.
You’ll start by cutting the skirt portion on the fold, twice. It won’t matter which direction the grain is going, so fold your fabric so that the entire pattern piece fits. (Grainline doesn’t matter because this skirt will be cut in a circle!)
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
Next, you’ll cut out your waistband pieces. There will be three in total. Two out of fabric and one out of interfacing.
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
*Be sure to turn your patter piece upside down for one of the fabric cuts.
*Note: for the sewing portion of this DIY, we are using a 1/2″ seam allowance!*
After all of your pattern pieces are cut, you’ll take the two large skirt pieces, place them right sides together, pin, and sew down one of the sides.
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
Next, you’ll take your waistband piece that faced UP and apply the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.
Next you’ll pin and sew it to the top of the skirt. The waistband piece will look like an UPSIDE DOWN “U”. Be sure to pin carefully and close together around the waistband… since it is a curve, it is easy for the fabric to slip.
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
*IGNORE THE ZIPPER, IT WAS ACCIDENTALLY SEWN IN TOO SOON!*
After its all sewn in, press the seam up.. towards the waistband.
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
Then clip the excess on either side.
Draft + sew a custom circle skirt // Instructions on SewCaroline.com
TOMORROW, we will finish up the instructions on sewing a custom circle skirt and Friday we will be ready to show them off!

xoCaroline

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