I wouldn’t consider myself a seamstress by any means. I do feel that I have moderate sewing abilities and one thing I love to encourage others to do is…go for it!
I have made some pretty horrendous things over the years BUT I’ve learned after every single one of those projects! I think if there’s something you want to try, even if you aren’t totally sure how to do, just TRY!
The worst that can happen is that you have to start over.
Believe me there are some projects I began again and again and again and…well…you get the picture 🙂
YouTube is craft/DIY school for me! If there is something I want to learn how to do I immediately go there. I learned to knit from YouTube. I learned to crochet from YouTube. I learned to sew, fix my dryer, remove a giant mirror in my bathroom and so much more!
So when the time came for me to learn how to make a circle skirt I hopped on the Tube and began my search.
Now, there is some digging I usually have to do in order to find a video that is good quality, clear instructions, visually good and has an element of fun that keeps me engaged in the video.
I appreciate all of the people that try to the best of their abilities when creating a tutorial video, but, there are some which are better than others.
I stumbled upon Dana from MADE.com and she had a fabulous tutorial! It was high energy, very clearly explained, she went step by step through the entire process and at the end of it I was very confident I could complete this project.
With 3 daughters and myself I have a ton of opportunities to make things that are frilly and fun!
Circle skirts can be dressed up to the point you could easily create a wedding appropriate outfit. Or make something fun for spending the day at the zoo! They are really a perfect solution for a beginner sewer to start and finish a project and be proud of what they’ve made.
I’ll be honest I was a little scared the first time I did this. I knew I would be working with an exposed elastic and for whatever reason I allowed that fear to keep me from starting immediately. Once I did it though I conquered that fear and had just one more “skill” to add to my craft arsenal.
My daughters have already requested a trip to the fabric store to pick up more fabric for more skirts!
If you insist! HEHEHE 🙂
One idea I have is to make a maxi circle skirt out of a flannel material. I think it would be adorable with boots, long sleeve top and either scarf or some type of ear warmer.
I will definitely post that skirt if I get to it!
To make your own skirt hop over to YouTube and check out Dana’s instructional video. It’s less than 20 minutes long and I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed!