Self-Drafted Statement Yellow Skirt

Just a quick little make I wanted to show you all today! I drafted a BRIGHT YELLOW half circle skirt… and I love it!

I ordered the fabric from Sew Me Sunshine a while back, just falling in love with the colour. It is a viscose twill – a combination which I don’t think I have come across before. But man is it dreamy! It has all of that lovely drape that we want from a viscose. The twill element means that you can see the diagonal lines across the fabric (like you see on denim, except without the weight of denim, if that makes sense!). The fabric was fairly sheer, so definitely needed a lining. I just bought a cheap white poly lining fabric from John Lewis. Though I wish I had bought something a bit better quality because after I finished the skirt I found it to still be a bit on the sheer side! Nude undies a must!

The maths part!

I started the skirt by measuring my waist, and that let me work out the size of the waistband. This measurement is the circumference of the circle, if you’re looking at it from a flat pattern point of view. Then you need to work out the radius of said circle to then draw out the pattern (the equation is r = c / 2Π ). There are lots of websites which offer a circle skirt calculator – the best one I have found is the By Hand London one here – I really enjoyed working out the maths of all of this… I used to love this kind of stuff at school! I should also mention that if you are wanting to work all of this out yourself to make your own skirt, then always remember that you will need to add on your seam allowances too.

I ended up using a piece of string tied onto a fabric pen, and a long pin to draw out the pattern straight onto my fabric. It didn’t look perfect as I was drawing it out – quite sketchy! But all worked out in the end.

I then added an invisible zipper and the lining… and hey presto! One finished half circle skirt of yellowey loveliness!

I love teaming this with my Strong Girls Club slogan tee from Mutha.Hood. I feel super in this outfit!

Thanks for reading lovelies x







Pattern – Self-drafted skirt

Fabric – Sew Me Sunshine

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