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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Circle Skirt: I gave it a whirl (and a twirl)

I'm sure like many of you, I love all of Dana's (of Made) projects.  When she provided the tutorial for the circle skirt I knew that it was one I wanted to try, and I must admit I am rather pleased with the results.


  I'd never dyed fabric before so the dying part was a bit of an adventure. I first dyed the elastic "purple" but it turned out an icy shade of lavender.  I then dyed it dark brown...and I ended up with a nice neutral grayish brownish purple. 


I love the sheen on the fabric.  The plaid is pretty fun too.  The fabric is actually a home decor fabric, but I couldn't find anything desirable at Joann's.  Does anyone else think that there is a serious lack of desirable apparel fabric available at Joann's?  

I ended up making my skirt 24" long.  I'd hoped for 27", but 24 is all that I could squeeze out of my fabric. I does hit me below the knee, which I like for the fall/winter season. I think that I'm in need of a nice coordinating cardigan and some knee high socks.  

I feel like a little girl in my new twirly skirt.
Have you tried the tutorial?  Dana provides the best tutorials. Be sure to stop by, show her some blog love, and make a twirly circle skirt for yourself.

I'm linking up here today.




21 comments:

Michele Pacey said...

Your skirt is very pretty, Tricia. I like skirts that go below the knee because I have these annoying skinny legs. I would be comfortable in something like this. Thanks for sharing and for the link!

Lu said...

I love this skirt beyond all that is reasonable. The plaid, the sheen, the twirly, the length -- love, love, love!

Amen to the lack of apparel fabric at Joann's. Unless you are 10 or younger, there's nothing wearable! Since you used home decor fabric, was it a wider width fabric? I'm thinking I need one of these skirts now...

Etcetorize said...

Very nice. That's a great style for you!

Belinda said...

Very lovely! Beautiful fabric!

Elizabeth D. said...

I totally agree about Jo-Ann's lack of selection when it comes to apparel fabric! But I love what you selected, it's beautiful on you. Happy Fabric Tuesday to you!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

that is SO cute! I definitely agree with you about Joanne's lack of fabric selection. It is either really ugly or for children :) Anyway, I also wanted to let you know about my Handmade Tuesdays I have started. I feature a tutorial (let me know if you ever want to be featured) and then have a linky at the bottom for tutorials. It doesn't have to be a recent one, it just cannot be linked up to more than one handmade tuesday :) Anyway, I'd love for you to participate! I am also planning on featuring etsy shops too :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Gorgeous! I love the fabric, and I really like the waistband color you ended up with. I've been meaning to try this tutorial... thanks for the inspiration!

Sew Many Mamas said...

Love it! So twirly fun! I totally agree about JoAnns! Complete lack of decent apparel fabric - their quilting fabric isn't great either : (

ktquilts said...

Beautiful skirt! Going to check out that Tute!

Blessings,

KT

SewSara said...

no i have NOT tried that tutorial but now i really want to!! for my daughter of course. ... i never sew for my own body (too depressing to buy that much fabric or take the measurements, haha).

and yes i've noticed that about JoAnn fabric ... especially since I work there! haha. But you just gotta keep your eyes peeled and ALWAYS have a coupon with you! :)

Kendall said...

Ooh- I love- I love! How cute is your skirt! :)
-Kendall
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Cecily said...

Super cute! The skirt turned out just beautiful - the fabric is great!

Mare said...

very pretty, it looks so chic:))...
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Quiltstory said...

Super cute! fun skirt! THanks for linking up to quiltstory!

LBT said...

Nicely done. This really makes me want to try to make one for me! I keep making stuff for my little one but where's my love??? I like the plaid, too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Angelene
http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

I keep going to JA's hoping for some kind of fabric fairy to twinkle in some beautiful stuff, but it seems like she is on an extended vacation. :)
I love the skirt, the fit is perfect!

Sachiko said...

Your skirt is very pretty! Thank you for linking to my party!

Seamingly Smitten said...

Your skirt looks amazing! I just used that same tutorial to make a dress with a circle skirt! Check it out! And...I think it's hard to find decent apparel fabric anywhere! I know there are many places online but I like to feel it/see it before I buy it.
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Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

Your skirt came out beautiful.

I agree about JoAnns! When will they get some new buyers who are hip to the current trends with sewers. Geez, it's not that hard to have a look at the popular blogs and see what we are looking for..I wonder if they are making so much money they just don't care?

Dewi Citra said...

Oh dear, the skirt is very pretty
I love the fullness, the twirl, and the colour shade you pick
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Susan-Chasing Marcus said...

I have seen this tutorial from MADE before, but your skirt makes me want to try it even more. It is great. Thanks for sharing!