I was recently going through my fabric bin. I was inspired when I came across a large piece of black and white polka-dot fabric that I was given to me by my mother-in-law. I thought: what better project for yards and yards of fabric than a set of matching circle skirts for my daughters and myself?
For this sewing project I used Made's Circle Skirt Tutorial. Dana claims that you can make four of these circle skirts in one hour. I beg to differ. It took me a few hours for my three, however, I am not a master sewer, nor do I own a serger, which sure would make this project simpler. I followed the instructions on the Made blog almost exactly, and am really happy with the result.
For my skirts I used black 2" elastic, and a few yards of mystery fabric (probably rayon?). I made these skirts quite full - perfect for spinning. My skirt comes to just past my knee, which is a great length. I never have to worry about accidentally flashing someone when I bend over.
Oh, and did I mention how cute and fun it is to dress you and your kids in matching clothes? Cheesy? Absolutely. Would I do it every day? Not a chance. But it's pretty cute, you have to admit.