FULL SCALE #6: Half Circle Skirt

I love wearing circle skirts. Have I said that before? Well. when I first entered the world of circle skirts, I thought of them as poodle skirts and that only one style was possible – full circle, knee/calf length. How wrong I was.

There are many kinds of circle skirts and they all have different shapes once worn. This one is a half circle (I think. Judging by how much it rises when I spin) and sits much flatter along the body before flaring out. It also has less pleats when it’s worn and shows off your shape more.

The gardens in Versailles were amazing yesterday and these little maze gardens allow for amazing alignment and symmetry. They really do go on that far behind me.

I’ve already posted about shape and size in my previous entry so I’m not going to rehash that here. I will say though, that circle skirts have helped me accept and embrace my shape.

You can’t really see the little black polka dots and that is upsetting, but this is my favourite photo of the lot. This skirt is the best I’ve made with the cutting and sewing both turning out super well. Those hems are boss.

This skirt was amazing to wear – the cotton is very light and breezy, and the fit and fall of the skirt lent itself well to the comfort factor. Creases easy, but the creases fall out just as quick.

I always feel like I make mistakes with everything that I sew. But this one is pretty good. The zip went in fine and the hand stitching of the hook and eye closure above the zip is ridiculously neat. 

The sheer respectability of the length of this skirt means allows for it to be worn in many situations. Although, the lightness of the fabric means it will need an under layer if worn in winter.

Look at the fountains! I love the length and drape of the skirt. I am so pleased with how this turned out!

Still. It was amazing to wear to Versailles and it held up well throughout the day.

Yes, I’m in France. #eurotrip

Photos: Kenny Cheung (thanks Kenny – Kenny is my crazy juggling friend. Go check him out)

Location: Ch√Ęteau de Versailles

Fabric: on sale at The Remnant Warehouse


FULL SCALE #1: Circle Skirt

I like skirts as much as the next girl. I like the freedom and the breezes, but they are not training conducive, and I like to lead a somewhat active lifestyle.

This ‘poodle skirt’ inspired 50s style full circle skirt is the second major thing I sewed so it is a couple of years old. The converse are a cute styling nod to the era without being too retroactive.

Very fun and the bright colours are vibrant and joyful. Yay joy.

It is knee length and unlined but floats around magically when I spin and is ridiculously amazing. I used a stark wide black elastic for the waist as I did not understand zippers at the time. I only just understand them now, after having sewed tons of them. F@#%ing zippers.

Clothes I make though, make me happy. Most of the time. Unless they’re wrong. Then I will fuss and fix until they do make me happy.


Photo taken by the lovely Kim Brewster back in 2012/2013. Our local neighbourhood is pretty.

Also, check out this amazing circle skirt app by By Hand London that I found. It is super handy and saves you time and brain power. Maths man, ain’t fun.