Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rag Circle Skirt

Whenever there is a holiday or a big event, I love to make my kids matching clothes to wear.  It usually just consists of ties for the boys and then a skirt for my daughter.  Recently we blessed our new baby, so I wanted to make everyone something out of this super fabric that I had.  I loved the colors.  I didn’t have enough of the  butterfly fabric, so I thought that it would be fun to make a skirt that had the three different fabrics.  One of my favorite to make is the circle skirt, I love how it lays and how easy it is.  So I made her a circle skirt with the three fabrics and then ragged the seams. 
rag circle skirt
This is how I made it:
For the full tutorial on the circle skirt, go here
To make the pattern, I measured her waist and length.  They were 20 inches and 10 inches.  Because you are going to sew several pieces together, you need to add 4 to 5 inches to the waist.  I divided 25 by 6.28 and that was around 3 3/4 inches (the radius of the circle).  The first line is to 3 3/4 inches.  The second line is 13 3/4 inches, that is the length added to the radius. 
Rag circle skirt (1)
I cut on the line.  The pattern is for 1/4 circle, and I want an 1/8 circle.  So I folded it in half. 
Rag circle skirt (3)
Using the pattern I made, I cut the eight pieces of fabric.
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I put the backs of the fabric together and sewed it.  The seams were only 3/8”.
Rag circle skirt (5)
I continued to sew the 8 pieces together and it made the circle.  Isn’t it so much fun?! 
Rag circle skirt (7)
And now for the rag, I cut the seam every 1/2 inch.
Rag circle skirt (8)
I then hemmed the bottom of the skirt.  Use an iron to fold the bottom down, it’s much easier. 
Rag circle skirt (9)
Then I added a piece of elastic to the waist. The elastic was 20” long.
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And that’s it!  So fun!
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I threw the skirt in the washer and dryer to get the raggy look. 
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I love how it looks with the frayed edges!
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And here are my 5 kids at the blessing.  
Koy Blessing 5-12 (24)
Here are the four ties that I made for my boys.  For the full tutorial on how to make these, go here

I would love it if you followed along.