My daughter fell in love with some material recently and we bought what was left in the shop. There wasn't enough for a full circle skirt, so Daughter set it aside for shorts. Then, to my relief, she changed her mind and asked me to make another skirt.
I worked out that there was enough material for a half circle skirt and that is what I made. There are lots of tutorials for making these skirts. But I eventually just followed the same instructions for making a full circle skirt. I like to open the material out to just one layer for cutting. There is quite a bit of maths involved, but I now know that to fit a waist of 26" and hips of 36" I need to cut out a semi-circle of 10" plus a little bit for a seam allowance.* (A seam is unavoidable in a half circle skirt). On either side of this semi-circle, there has to be enough material to allow for the final length and a small hem.
Note to self: material measuring 60" x 36" was enough for a half circle skirt 24" long.
The photo shows Daughter wearing the skirt with her own 21st century twist. The pesky denim jacket is still there and those are black leggings which look quite good with the skirt. Anyone with eagle eyes might spot that she is holding a matching hair scrunchie in her right hand. That will be the subject of a future blog post.
* when making a full circle skirt the waist radius needs to be only 5" and no seam allowance is necessary if the material is large enough to cut the circle without a seam.