Circle Skirt Tutorial as I promised! You just need about 1.5 yards of fabric, elastic (we used 5/8") and a sewing machine and thread and pins and all that stuff. To do exactly what we did, you should use a fabric that has some stretch. It will be much much easier.
Keep your fabric folded in half as it comes. Then fold the fabric over in the other direction. There should be two folds together on one side (the side on the bottom of the picture) and one fold on the left side.
Lay a tape measure or yard stick across the bottom of the fabric, on the folds. For this part you will need two measurements- the RADIUS and LENGTH. Measure your waist and add 2 inches to that measurement, then divide by 6.28. This is the RADIUS measurement. Then the LENGTH measurement will be how long you want the skirt+the RADIUS.
You will make a dot at the RADIUS and LENGTH measurements. So we made a dot at 5.25" and 23".
You will move the tape measure from side to side of the fabric keeping zero in the corner, then place marks by the two measurements.
You will connect the dots of the inner circle and the outer circle.
Then cut along the lines.
When you open the fabric up it should be a giant circle like this!
Turn the fabric inside out and roll the waist line down twice and pin in place. The width should be a little bigger than the width of your elastic. Sew along the bottom edge and leave a space open for elastic.
Put a safety pin on the end of your elastic.
Feed the elastic through the waist.
Sew the elastic ends together.
And sew up the hole! The end. If you had a fabric that needed to be hemmed you would do that at the end. We like to use fabric that doesn't need to be hemmed! It's much much easier.