Half Circle Skirt Pattern for Women (Free) – No Math Needed!
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Free Sewing Pattern: This Half Circle Skirt Pattern for Women is FREE and requires zero calculations. This simple and beginner friendly tutorial has three seams and your done! Can be made in under an hour Love this sewing project for women.
This Half Circle Skirt Pattern for Women is easy to make and light and breezy. Perfect for spring and summer this skirt has a lovely drape to it.
Knit skater skirts are super easy to sew, and are flattering on nearly all body types. They are also very comfortable to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down with different accessories and layers. This skater skirt is a half circle skirt, rather than a true circle. This means it takes up quite a bit less fabric! The waistband is a yoga style band, sewn from cotton lycra. You can wear it folded over, like I do here, or pulled up for a tummy tucking effect. It is very ‘post baby’ friendly, and can also be used as maternity wear!
1 yard knit fabric (60″ wide) for skirt. A lightweight knit will drape nicely.
1/4 yard contrast knit fabric for waistband. This fabric must have a minimum of 50% stretch and good recovery. I suggest cotton lycra or nylon spandex.
Jersey Ball Point Needle
Choose your size
Small: 27-28″ waist
Medium: 29-30″ waist
Large: 31-32″ waist
Extra Large: 33-34″ waist
Half circle skirt pattern for women tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut out the following for the skirt and begin to sew
You will need to assemble the FREE pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the FREE sewing pattern click here.
Cut the following piece for the waistband out of the contrast fabric. Ensure the amount of greatest stretch is parallel to the longer side (to go around the body).
Small: 9″ x 23.5″
Medium: 9″ x 25″
Large: 9″ x 26.5″
Extra Large: 9″ x 28″
Cut 1 main skirt piece on the fold. If you plan on leaving the bottom edge raw (like I did) make sure to keep you cut as clean as possible with a rotary blade or sharp scissors and slow cutting.
Step 2 – Begin to sew the half circle skirt
Seam allowances are 3/8″.
To assemble the skirt, stitch the side seam, right sides together, to form a donut-like shape. ( Be sure to use a stretch stitch or a zig zag stitch if your machine doesn’t do a stretch stitch).
Step 3 – Sew the waistband
Fold the waistband in half so the short sides ( and right sides) are touching.
With right sides facing, sew the short ends of the waistband together to form a loop.
Step 4 – Bring the women’s skirt together
Take the waist band and Fold it over, wrong sides touching. Turn the skirt right side out.
Pin the waistband to the right side of the skirt. First line up the seams and pin then continue to pin the waistband to the half circle skirt. You will need to slightly stretch the waistband to fit it to the skirt. Stitch.
Since knit fabric doesn’t fray, you can leave the bottom hem plain, or do a narrow hem, or a rolled hem on your serger if you prefer. I left my bottom edge raw.
That’s it! I love how fast and comfortable this skirt is, as a matter of fact it’s so great that there’s an child version of this skirt as well! You can check out that Free Pattern here.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
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- Vintage Skirt (prom dress upcycle)
- Easy Woman’s Skirt Tutorial
- All of the Skirt Patterns on Fleece Fun
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- Cowl Capelet (perfect for chilly weather)
- Kimono Robe (so cute)
- Thankful Apron
- Vintage Apron
- All of Fleece Fun’s Adult Patterns
Want to learn how to cut straight lines and curves lines – check out this tutorial courtesy of Made Everyday!
Half circle skirt is just what it says it is. It is composed from half a circle. Less full looking than a circle skirt, a half circle skirt flares out gently for pleasing and more subtle shape.
This free patterns requires knit with a good stretch to it ( 50%) typically that means that it should be a lycra blend for best results.
Absolutely. For simplicity’s sake no hem was done in the tutorial, but you can easily hem the skirt if you desire.
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