11 Comments

  1. Juss

    Wow, nice skirt! 👍🏽 What fabric is that exactly???…some type of suiting fabric? I’d really appreciate your answer 😊

    • Tori

      Hi Juss! I used a fabric from the suiting isle at JoAnn. I don’t remember what the fiber content was, but it’s sort of a silky, mid-weight, and it feels like polyester. I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Anna

    From my waist to my ankle is 40 inches so I’m with you in not being able to buy skirts and have them the right length. I also have trouble with premade things not making it over my hips (I’ve had 2 kids) so for the last 2 years I’ve been stuck in super stretchy things and they still don’t fit right. I love that you did a way to make this work Thank you so much. You have saved me from never being able to wear a skirt or dress again

    • Tori

      That makes me SO happy Anna and it’s what I LOVE to hear!! I hope you can make a few skirts for yourself that you can feel good in! I plan on making another skirt this summer with an elastic waistband and I think that will be really comfortable too.

    • June

      Thank you so much! I noticed you didn’t say anything about zipper allowance. How do you insert a zipper and still have skirt fit your waist if no extra zipper allowance is added? I’m not so clear on that. 🙁

      • Tori

        You know what, I didn’t actually add a zipper allowance…Haha! I was so new at sewing when I posted this tutorial that I didn’t even think about that. You would probably want to add an extra inch so that you had room to do a 1/2″ seam allowance for the zipper. I hope that helps!

  3. Tai

    I know this is an older post so you may not still be replying but I’m at this exact point in my beginning sewing, being very tall (6ft) and wanting to make a circle skirt but not knowing how to do the fabric measurements. I was wondering if you ended up using 3.5 yds of 60 inch wide fabric or did you have to get 70 inch wide?

    • Tori

      Hi Tai! I’m SO sorry, I have not been keeping up on comments. This blog post was a very long time ago, but I still have the skirt and it definitely takes around 3-4 yards if you do it a longer length like I did. My fabric was around 60 inches wide. I hope you were able to figure it out, and feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.

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