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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

25th April 2009

A circular skirt is always a show-stopper and it’s surprisingly easy to make your own made-to-measure pattern. The lovely folk at The Textile Directory have a pattern for a gorgeous coral coloured organic cotton skirt but you could substitute this for any fabric or design that suits you.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

25th April 2009

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

25th April 2009

This pattern shows you how to make a circular skirt. The pattern is taken from Sew It Up, a comprehensive guide to sewing techniques. The book covers everything you need to know, including both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings.

Difficulty Rating: Medium

Materials needed:
• Brown paper or newspaper
• Tape measure
• Calculator
• Set square
• Pencil
• Paper
• Dinner plate
• Metre rule
• Fabric
• Scissors
• Pins
• Sewing machine
• Sewing thread to match fabric
• 20cm zip
• Small button about 2cm
• Hand-sewing needle

To download the instructions to make your own skirt please click on the link here.

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