Butterfly Circle Skirt

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I am having so much fun with Summer of No Pants 2013!  It’s been a great push for me to make some great basic pieces that I can mix and match with the rest of my wardrobe.  My third project for the challenge is a circle skirt.  Circle skirts really are simple, I just need to remember to cut a smaller radius for the waist than I think I need.  It always ends up hanging at my hips, even when I measure much higher on my waist.  Oh well, that’s what waistbands and fabric tucks are for.

butterfly circle skirt

butterfly circle skirt

Overall, I’m super thrilled with how this turned out.  I especially love how the red binding tape looks at the hemline.  It adds a fun bit of contrast, and enough weight to this lighter shirt-weight fabric to keep it from flying everywhere.

The fabric for this skirt is Alexander Henry Como in multi, a lovely cotton lawn. The print also comes in Tea and Gray, which are much less bright, if you aren’t a brights person.

I used a great red bias tape I picked up at Let’s Sew, my local fabric store.  The tape is that is a strange sort of woven stretch cotton.  It was super easy to work with, and added a bit of texture to the project.

butterfly circle skirt

Of course the best part of any circle skirt is spinning in it.


  1. Cari on June 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I really like this! Also, the cows in the background watching you and the photographer are making me giggle 🙂

    • Andrea on June 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Thanks! I actually use a wireless remote for my camera, so I can take my own photos. My husband farms, so he’s not home until after dark, and I can’t take photos then.

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