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Half Circle Skirt Free Pattern

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Make a gorgeous half circle skirt with this free sewing pattern! Learn how to measure yourself, use your measurements to create a sewing pattern that fits you, and then sew it. This pattern only has a few seams and an optional hem!

This is a PDF downloable template that teaches you how to measure yourself, how to find the radius for waist area, how to create and cut out your skirt pattern piece, and how to sew it. The instructions are just a list of the steps. If you want pictures and a video tutorial you can find the DIY half circle skirt tutorial and video.

Half circle skirts have the perfect amount of drape: enough to skim over your hips but not enough to feel too full and bulky. Whenever I wear this skirt it makes me feel like dancing! I'd love to use this pattern to make a gorgeous stretch fit and flare dress.

This skirt is easy to sew and wear because it's made with knit fabric. I share my recommendations for fabric to use in the supply list. Use a medium weight stretch fabric that has a good amount of drape for a beautiful look. If you like more body in your skirts that than use fabric with a bit of body.

I prefer a tall waistband because I like the way it feels, I like that it stays in place on my waist, and I like the way it looks. If you like smaller waistbands you can shorten it and use a smaller elastic.

My favorite skirt is a versatile skirt that's easy to wear and this DIY half circle skirt fits all my requirements. I can dress it up for church or a date night, or I can dress it down for casual weekdays. I can wear it in the heat of the summer with sandals and a graphic tee or in the cold of the winter with a sweater, tights, and boots.

I used a light cream and gray heathered mystery mini rib knit fabric with spandex that a manufacturer sold me. It's a great color for summer, but I'll need to make a darker one for Fall and Winter. The fabric is heavy enough to cover any lines underneath, but it has enough drape to still move when I walk.