Saturday, October 12, 2013

Black Half Circle Skirt

When I was much younger, I was very much into full circle skirts. Floor long ones. They would eat up about 4m of fabric - not ideal on a teenager budget :-) Since then, I moved to rather simple and clean knee long A-line skirts. However, with riding the bike to work, I am looking into alternatives and wider skirts are much more comfortable on a bike (and less revealing). I therefore thought that a half circle skirt would be a quick project that fit the bill. And it does: this skirt was really quickly made: I drafted a pattern on an old newspaper (there are tons of tutorials out there, I don´t remember which one I used) and used a cotton ribbon for the waist band. I let the skirt hang for about one week, adjusted the hem (i.e. Peter did) and left the hem unfinished. Even though it felt a bit strange to have so much fabric flowing around when I fist wore it, it really grows on me and I wore it all the time last weekend in Warsaw. I´m not sure if I will make another half circle skirt again but I will for sure make another wide skirt with pleats.