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Circle skirt out of 2 metres?
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Date: 6/26/12 8:04 AM

I have 2 metres of some lovely fabric I think would make a great circle skirt...but the pattern I have won't fit in the 45" width.
What can I do to make it fit? Can I possibly make it out of 2 metres?

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Date: 6/26/12 8:12 AM

I have a long circle skirt (dancing gear) that has a kind of "patch" on one side, as though two length of fabric has been sewn together to have the right width, before cutting the pattern.
However, as your fabric is not terribly long either, it may not solve the problem (plus it's not really pretty - for twirling around it's good enough, but I'd not do that for a regular skirt).

You may be able to squeeze a gored skirt or a bias skirt from your fabric - the pattern pieces are smaller so may not eat up as much material.

Or you may make it shorter and add a band from another fabric at the hem.
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Date: 6/26/12 10:57 AM

Quote: RoseFromThule
I have a long circle skirt (dancing gear) that has a kind of "patch" on one side, as though two length of fabric has been sewn together to have the right width, before cutting the pattern.

However, as your fabric is not terribly long either, it may not solve the problem (plus it's not really pretty - for twirling around it's good enough, but I'd not do that for a regular skirt).



You may be able to squeeze a gored skirt or a bias skirt from your fabric - the pattern pieces are smaller so may not eat up as much material.



Or you may make it shorter and add a band from another fabric at the hem.
-- Edited on 6/26/12 8:13 AM --

When I hold the paper pattern up it comes about 4 inches from the floor which is just above my ankle so I could loose length?
I'm gonna use it for dancing in myself.

(ps. I'm on the short side)
-- Edited on 6/26/12 10:58 AM --

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Date: 6/26/12 11:13 AM

This was idea I had...
Diagram of pattern cutting
Do you think it would work? Its the effect on the shape of the waistband I'm worried about.

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Date: 7/6/12 3:18 AM

Ah, now i cut a half circle skirt. Problem is a i was struggling with how to maintain waistshape did your standard waistshape. Oops!
Ended up with a 'dipped hem'. Longer on one side than the other. So to salvage the skirt have made the short end the front, added a placket so it will button up the front,and the length is at the back.

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