How to make a circle skirt with an elastic casing waistband

circle skirt in progress…

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When I made this skirt I looked for a tutorial, and although I found a good one for sewing the skirt to an exposed elastic waistband, I like a more finished look for the waistband. Once I figured out how to do this, it was so easy I thought I’d share my method. These are beginner-level instructions that require only basic sewing skills.

You’ll need three measurements: Waist, hip, and skirt length (from the waist to wherever you want the skirt to end). I think circle skirts look great knee-length, but I made my girls’ skirts a couple inches longer in the hopes that they’ll fit for a couple of years.

The waistband will be drafted to the hip measurement, since you want to be able to pull the skirt on over the hips. I have found that it’s good to add at least an inch of ease to the…

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